Offer state-supported full-day Kindergarten and inclusive pre-K across a mixed delivery system. Explore opportunities to expand public/private partnerships to increase access to quality and inclusive early learning from birth to age five.
Recruit and retain a highly-qualified early childhood workforce, with a focus on wages and expansion of the Arizona Teachers Academy.
Establish a long-term funding source to ensure that quality, inclusive early-learning opportunities can continue once federal COVID funding ends for Quality First programs (First Things First) and beyond.
Expand resources and supports for family childcare to ensure children have quality early learning opportunities and family members have the opportunity to work or go to school.
Expand and scale Inclusion Coaches under First Things First.