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Worker Qualifications
Teacher-Caregivers: Must be at least 18 and have HS diploma (or the equivalent) and 6 mos. experience or CDA or equivalent or AA or BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a closely-related field.

Provider /Child Ratio
Age Range Ratios For Center Based Care for Arizona State
Infants (1:5)
1 year (1:6)
2 years (1:8)
3 years (1:13)
4 years (1:15)
Schoolage (1:20)
Mixed age group ratio for youngest child in group
Age Range Ratios For Family Child Care for Arizona State
All Ages (1:5) for providers serving 5 - 10 children
All Ages (1:4) for providers serving 1 - 4 children


Contact Information
Child Care Licensing Agency
Arizona Department of Health Services
Office of Child Care Licensing
150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-2539
Toll Free: (800) 615-8555
Fax: (602) 364-4768
Arizona Daycare Listings
Child Care Subsidy Agency
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Child Care Administration
Site Code 801A
1789 W. Jefferson, 3rd Floor SW
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-4248
Fax: (602)542-4197

Head Start - State Collaboration Office
Governor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families
1700 West Washington, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
Phone: (602) 542-2391
Fax: (602) 542-4644

Child Care Food Program Agency
Health and Nutrition Services
State Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-8709
Fax: (602) 542-1531
Child Care Resource & Referral Contact
Association for Supportive Child Care
3910 S. Rural Road, Suite O
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (602) 244-2678
Toll Free: (800) 308-9000
Fax: (602) 244-2718

Office of Child Support Enforcement
Division of Child Support Enforcement
Department of Economic Security
P.O. Box 40458, Site Code 021A
Phoenix, Arizona 85067
Phone: (602) 252-4045
Fax: (602) 274-8250

Child Abuse Reporting Hotline
To report suspected child abuse in Arizona, call Toll-Free: (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445).

For national child abuse information, call Childhelp®, 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453), or your local CPS agency.


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