Leadership In Action Program

The Leadership In Action Program (LIAP) serves early childhood professionals and programs in the First Things First Southheast Maricopa Regional Partnership Council area. LIAP provides a cohort based learning environment that includes one-on-one coaching sessions, monthly training opportunities, and leadership symposiums. Through participation in LIAP, early childhood administrators gain valuable knowledge about high quality program administration and best practices in the field of early childhood.

The Benefits of Participation in LIAP

  • Individualized support and on-site assistance
  • Business Administration Scale (BAS) or Program Administration Scale (PAS) evaluation tools
  • Monthly cohort meetings
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration opportunities
  • College credit awarded for successful completion
  • $1,000 incentive to be utilized towards program needs

Who May Participate in LIAP?

Licensed or certified early care and education programs in the Southest Maricopa Regional Partnership Region not currently enrolled in Quality First are eligible to participate. Eligible programs must serve children birth through five years of age and be licensed by the Department of Health Services (DHS) or certified by the Department of Economic Security/Child Care Administration (DES). Priority enrollment will be given to programs that are currently on the waiting list to participate in Quality First.

Leadership In Action Program Application

Click on the button below to apply online, or download the Leadership In Action Program Application for submission via email or U.S. Mail (Instructions for application submission are contained on the application form).


Contact Information

 Sherri Jones, Leadership In Action Program Coordinator

 480-829-0500 x1202 (Maricopa County)

 800-535-4599 x1202 (Toll Free)

 FAX: 480-829-9283

 Email: sjones@asccaz.org

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