* Named 2018 "Champion for Young Children" by First Things First of Arizona *

Early Childhood Journeys

Supporting your zen journey in early education 

with Marissa Calderón

The Journey

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Based in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro Area, supporting the educators zen journey in early childhood education through consultation services for programs serving children birth thru 3rd grade in Arizona. While Early Education is my foundation, I'm also well versed in the K-12 Education space. My favorite areas to train on include Makerspace, STrEAM, Anti-Bias Education, Design Thinking, Emotional Intelligence/SEL and Flipping K-3 classrooms. 

Learn more here. 

Todos los servicios se pueden dar en Español. Me especializo en el aprendizaje a temprana edad. Únete al Grupo por Facebook para estar informado. Grupo, Crónicas Chilindrinas! 

Email: marissa@earlychildhoodjourneys.com


The Early Childhood Journeys Podcast

Recognized by Arizona's First Things First, the Early Childhood Journeys podcast is the only podcast in Arizona capturing the journey of educators and advocates alike. Through interviews and candid discussions on best practices in the early education field, as the host of the podcast, it's an honor to highlight my guests work and passions. Sharing the podcast with the community outside of Education has been my favorite part of this project. 

What's a podcast? It's basically on-demand radio that may be a series of audio shows you can listen to from any smartphone device, desktop or tablet. All FREE and at your convenience!

Listen on iTunes or anywhere podcasts are accessible via App or desktop. Listen and learn more about this niche podcast show here. 

También hay segmentos del Podcast en Español! Escuchenlo por donde sintonizas tus podcasts! 


Social Media Marketing Services

Providing a strong social media presence is now required for successful early childhood programs and agencies to maintain their relevance in a field where your audience is always connected. I provide account management services that focus on meaningful interactions, strategic targeted posts with information on the latest relevant topics. Authentically connecting with your audience on various social media platforms through the lense of an educator and entrepreneur has it's benefits. 

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2018 Recipient of First Things First Southeast Maricopa Region Champion for Young Children

It was an honor to be recognized for my work by First Things First of Arizona, Southeast Maricopa Region as their 2018 Champion for Young Children! This award goes through a rigorous nomination process by the public, with the recipient then chosen by the First Things First Southeast Maricopa Regional Council members. 

Learn more about First Things First and this regional recognition by clicking below. 

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The Podcast

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Whats Patreon?

For creators(that's me!), Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things you're already creating, such as my Early Childhood Journeys podcast. Fans pay a few bucks per month OR per post I release, and then I get contributions every month, or every time I release something new. It's a great way to directly see how your money is supporting this creative cause!

Learn more on the Patreon page and how you can contribute here. 

To provide a contribution, in addition to PayPal, you can send your contribution electronically thru Venmo at MarissaCalderon/ECJourneys or Apple Pay to 480-227-5300. 


Thanks to the current contributors of the Early Childhood Journeys Podcast:

  • Johnny Pappas follow on Twitter @johnnypappas
  • Vincent Orleck follow on Twitter @vincentorleckand 


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