As a child care provider contracted with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), you have taken the steps to meet a high level of standard in order to provide the best possible service for the children in your care. To maintain your contract, you are required to complete a mandatory child care provider registration agreement and keep your information on file with DES up-to-date.
IMPORTANT: DES contracted providers have received a unilateral contract amendment notice to the current Child Care Provider Registration Agreement (PRA) effective June 1, 2021-September 30, 2021. The new Child Care PRA for the contract term October 1, 2021-September 30, 2026 will be sent August 16, 2021 by e-mail for all providers to review, sign, and upload all required documentation by September 30, 2021. If you are not currently contracted, and would like more information, please send an email with your name, provider type, address, contact name, phone, and email to: [email protected].
DES Child Care Provider Registration Agreement (PRA)
DES contracted child care providers must review, sign and return the Provider Registration Agreement (PRA) by September 30, 2021.
Read Provider Registration Agreement
Submit PRA Application
Find Child Care Provider resources below under “Provider Documents.”
PRA exhibit documents, as well as all other provider forms, may also be located within the DES Document Center.
To find provider forms within the Document Center, select the “Child Care Providers” dropdown under “Filter by Category.” You may also search for a specific document.
Arizona Child Care Quick Reference Guide for Contract Term 2021-2026
Child Care Quick Reference Guide for Contract Term 2021-2026
Use this informational guide to reference a detailed explanation of the revisions and additions to the DES Child Care Provider Contract that will be renewed for contract term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.
- Review the most common errors found during provider audits in the “Reminders” section
- Certified provider requirements
- And more
It is our hope that this information will be helpful in explaining the contract. For questions, please contact the Contract Specialist who oversees your contract. We look forward to a renewed partnership and making this new contract term the best one yet!