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AZ New Parent Guide

New AZ Parent Guide

From the day a child is born, the care, attention, love and support they experience lays the foundation for their future. The Arizona New Parent Guide is here to help you meet the challenges of being a parent and to help all care givers support the healthy development of the baby, toddler or preschooler in their lives. Explore below to find the latest info and resources covering child development, health & safety, quality child care, school readiness and more.

Information and inspiration for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Arizona Parent Kit

First Things First provides the Arizona Parent Kit – free of charge – to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center. It’s also available for checkout at libraries statewide. The Arizona Parent Kit contains resources to help parents support their child in each phase of their early development, from baby to toddler to preschooler. These tools:

  • Connect families to helpful resources through the Arizona Parent Guide, which provides 80 pages of information and resources to help parents care for their child, including tips about child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness;
  • Promote early literacy with a board book and book mark to encourage parents to begin reading to and with their child from the very beginning;
  • Support oral health with a dental kit, provided in partnership with Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, containing tips about caring for a child’s teeth, as well as tooth brushes – one for a child, one for an adult – and fluoride toothpaste; and
  • Remind parents that expert help is a phone call away with a refrigerator magnet promoting the toll-free Birth to Five Helpline, which provides free advice and answers to the toughest parenting questions from nurses and other child development experts.

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