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Great Expectations for Teachers, Children, Families and Communities

Our Mission: Increase degree completion among early childhood educators, honor diversity and create culture that supports education in Southern Arizona.

Great Expectations Program: 

    • Grant funded, no cost professional development for early childhood educators
    • Choose from 17 Communities of Practice 
    • Each Community of Practice focuses on developmentally appropriate practices and Systems Thinking as learning foundations, as well as nurturing the whole child and the whole teacher.
    • Strategies and advising are tailored to the learning levels and styles of the adult learners.
    • Earn Arizona Workforce Registry credit


    • Registration begins after July 1st
    • Communities of Practice convene a minimum of 9 times per year
    • Accessible locations and flexible times for ECE professionals
  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
  • Contact Name: Denice Contreras
  • Phone No: 520-903-3951
  • Email Address: