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"...Because special adults have given so much, many more children walk taller, sing happier songs, dream bigger dreams and fly further in life."
SAZAEYC’s Impact: Events, Professional Development, Scholarships and more!
- Week of the Young Child (WOYC), our national movement to support families of young children and connecting them to our local community resources.
- Professional Development opportunities such as : "Children’s Literature: A #BLM Sensitive Discussion."
- Our annual SAZAEYC Conference, which reaches over 500 educators annually, and impacts over a thousand young children in Southern Arizona.
- Building and recognizing leaders within our community.
- Annual award of a $500 Brenda Loomis Memorial Scholarship, that provides financial support to bilingual students in our local Early Childhood Education programs.
2020 Brenda Loomis Scholarship Recipients
Petra Laredo Ramirez
What Board Members have to say about SAZAEYC!
“I love being part of SAZAEYC because it gives me an opportunity to not only be a VOICE but also an ADVOCATE for Educators, children and families in the community.”
“Networking with local members of the EC professional community.”
“As a director of an early childhood program here in Tucson, I love that there's a collaborative of people who are passionate about early childhood and advocate for the work we do. I am grateful to be a member of SAZAEYC because I know that there's a larger collective and a platform to use our voices. SAZAEYC is always on the forefront of issues and provide great resources, quality professional development, and support for the ECE community. “
“As a Co-Vice President of Membership for SAZAEYC, what I love most about my membership is the collaboration within this community. Our professional development that is offered speaks to the importance of Early Childhood Education. I get to feel empowered from other professionals who are advocates and champions for young children and their rights to high quality education.”