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Parent Kit​​<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"> <img src="/publishingimages/parent-kit/pk-logo-2.png" class="img-responsive" alt="" /> &#160; </div> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"><p class="lead">From the day a child is born, the care, attention, love and support they experience lays the foundation for their future. This digital Parent Kit is here to help you meet the challenges&#160;of being a parent and do your best in supporting the healthy development of your baby, toddler or preschooler.&#160;You'll find information and resources on child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness.</p></div> </section> <div class="row"><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=75ca27c5-7cdf-4432-9459-576dac61b829"> <div class="card-title">Becoming a Parent</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_BPCard.jpg" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about pregnancy, childbirth and bringing home your new baby.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=b561dac2-59dd-4467-ada8-02ae84d47c08"> <div class="card-title">Your Infant</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_InfantCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn how babies develop and how to care for your baby in the first year.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=921a8001-72d4-4cff-8bb8-23908d52fd7b"> <div class="card-title">Your Toddler</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_ToddlerCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about caring for a child between ages 1 and 3.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=08c83c30-3cff-4699-9f49-041e0e3043a5"> <div class="card-title">Your Preschooler</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_PSCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about raising a child between ages 3 and 5.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=0d8bca9d-2ce9-4002-b64d-d69d61109b61"> <div class="card-title">Your Family's Well-Being</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_WellCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about taking care of your family's physical and emotional health. </div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div></div> <section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"><div class="bs-callout bs-callout-info margin-top-10" style="background-color&#58;#eeeeee;"> First Things First also provides the <a id="parent-kit-learn-more" href="#" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#parent-kit-modal"><strong>Arizona Parent Kit</strong> </a>, free of charge, to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center. </div><hr /></div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="pg-copyright"><div class="col-xs-12 landing copy"> The First Things First Parent Kit was developed in partnership with Health Research for Action/UC Berkeley. © 2016 The Regents of the University of California. Additional video, graphic and other content © 2017 First Things First. All rights reserved. </div></div></div> <div class="hidden-xs col-md-4">&#160;</div> </section> <div tabindex="-1" class="modal fade" id="parent-kit-modal" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog modal-lg" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button class="close clickable" aria-label="Close" type="button" data-dismiss="modal"><span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <div class="modal-title" id="family-modal-header">Arizona Parent Kit</div></div><div class="modal-body"><h2>Arizona Parent Kit</h2><p> 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&#160;also available for checkout at libraries statewide. The Arizona Parent Kit&#160;contains resources to help parents support their child in each phase of their early development, from baby to toddler to preschooler. These tools&#58;<img src="/PublishingImages/parent-kit/PK-physical.png" class="img-responsive" alt="" style="width&#58;500px;margin-left&#58;25px;float&#58;right;" /> </p><ul><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Connect families to helpful resources</strong> through the <em>Arizona Parent Guide</em>, 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; </li><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Promote early literacy</strong> with a board book and book mark to encourage parents to begin reading to and with their child from the very beginning; </li><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Support oral health</strong> 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 </li><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Remind parents that expert help is a phone call away</strong> with a refrigerator magnet promoting the toll-free <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=86507125-ed91-4be3-bcfd-50beed9662ef">Birth to Five Helpline</a>, which provides free advice and answers to the toughest parenting questions from nurses and other child development experts. </li></ul><p>The Arizona Parent Kit is endorsed by&#58;</p><ul class="ftf-list"><li>American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona Chapter</li><li>Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families</li><li>Partners for Arizona’s Children</li></ul></div></div></div></div>en
For Parents & Families​​<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"> <img src="/PublishingImages/parents-and-families/header-1.png" class="img-responsive margin-bottom-20" alt="" /> <p class="lead"> There’s no one “right” way to raise a child, and sometimes parenting a baby, toddler or preschooler can be a challenge. You don’t need to be perfect. To help you do the best you can, here’s some information, tools and resources for supporting your child's healthy development and learning.</p></div> <div class="col-xs-12"> <div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"> <div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/parent-kit" title="Parent Kit"><img src="/PublishingImages/parent-kit/parent-kit-logo.png" alt="Parent Kit" style="width&#58;300px;" /></a>&#160;</div><p>Find information and resources on child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness.</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=64debde8-52c3-410b-a3c1-e6f127cc7365" title="Brain Development">Brain Development</a></div><p>Learn why the early years are so important (spoiler alert&#58; 90% of a child’s brain develops by age 5) and the huge impact you can make on their future</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=4d34ed8d-9dd3-4049-ac7a-be27ec4b1773" title="Ages &amp; Stages">Ages &amp; Stages</a> </div><p>Understand what’s happening at different stages of your child’s growth and what you can do to help nurture their healthy development</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=2c15a22a-b5be-4276-ba26-3c8cf5ca0d09" title="Child Care &amp; Preschool">Child Care &amp; Preschool</a> </div><p>Use our tools and information to help find a quality early learning program for your infant, toddler or preschooler</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=c725e66c-3f03-423b-a837-e5c5aa409a23" title="Literacy">Literacy</a> </div><p>Learn how talking and reading with your child is the best thing you can do to help develop the skills they’ll need to read and be successful in school</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=86507125-ed91-4be3-bcfd-50beed9662ef" title="Birth to 5 Helpline">Birth to 5 Helpline</a> </div><p>Get answers to your questions or concerns through this free service available to all Arizona families with young children</p></div></div> </section>​en
Why Early Childhood Matters<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"> <img src="/PublishingImages/header-6.png" class="img-responsive margin-bottom-20" alt="" /> <p class="lead"> The early years are critical for a child’s healthy development, and investing in quality early childhood programs benefits kids, families, communities and our state. </p></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=f2e78876-38c6-4252-a8dc-8df464c79c95&amp;TermSetId=63e0519c-dbfc-4210-a120-844383f6a915&amp;TermId=1c0b59ae-fa13-4953-a372-629ec97ca9b8">The First Five Years</a> </div><p>Find out why early childhood is the most critical period of brain development with lifelong impact on health, learning and future success</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=f2e78876-38c6-4252-a8dc-8df464c79c95&amp;TermSetId=63e0519c-dbfc-4210-a120-844383f6a915&amp;TermId=542544a2-7772-41fc-be43-0f245808e9a4">Investing in Kids</a> </div><p>Consider the ROI in quality programs for young children and why early childhood is one of the best investments a state can make</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=f2e78876-38c6-4252-a8dc-8df464c79c95&amp;TermSetId=63e0519c-dbfc-4210-a120-844383f6a915&amp;TermId=5a4b6936-0cd5-41c6-b227-bf5fbd97193a">Research</a> </div><p>Dig deeper into the science and study of early childhood</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=f2e78876-38c6-4252-a8dc-8df464c79c95&amp;TermSetId=63e0519c-dbfc-4210-a120-844383f6a915&amp;TermId=9b8d344c-1d54-4dc7-8c73-e96cd4ade05a">Data Tools</a> </div><p>Explore data and statistics relevant to early childhood on national, state and local levels</p></div></div> </section>en
Pay attention to your child’s development<p>While every child develops at their own pace, there are certain milestones they should reach from birth to 5 years old in how they play, learn, speak, behave and move.</p><p>Skills such as taking first steps, speaking words or phrases and self-control are considered developmental milestones. The early years are important for parents to keep an eye on how their child is developing. Intervention works best when potential delays and disabilities are screened early.</p><p>If you are a parent or caregiver of a child 5 years old and younger, you can make a difference by monitoring your child's physical, mental, social and emotional development and talking about what you see with your son or daughter's health care provider. This is not a way to find something &quot;wrong&quot; with your child, instead, it should be viewed as an opportunity for parents and health&#160;care provider to work together to keep your child developing in the best way possible.&#160;</p><ul><li>Keep notes about and document issues that you are concerned about.</li><p></p><li>Take pictures of your child doing a specific task.</li><p></p><li>Record audios or videos on your phone of behaviors that concern you.</li><p></p><li>Write down your questions and take them with you so you remember what to ask and tell your child's primary care provider during your appointment.</li><p></p></ul><p>First Things First reminds parents that all children develop at different rates. What is typical for other children may not be the same as yours. If a doctor tells you there is nothing to be concerned about, ask what you can do at home to support your child's development. If a doctor or other professional tells you that there are concerns about your child, follow up and act right away.</p><p>There are several resources available to help parents and caregivers identify concerns regarding their child's development and make the most of those early doctor visits&#58;</p><ul><li>Call the toll-free, statewide <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=86507125-ed91-4be3-bcfd-50beed9662ef" target="_blank">Birth to 5 Helpline</a> (1-877-705-5437). Nurses and child development experts are available to talk with you about your child, give you tips on which milestones they should have achieved for their age, and help you decide if a follow up with your health provider is needed.</li><p></p><li>Fill out the online <a href="http&#58;//www.easterseals.com/mtffc/" target="_blank">Ages and Stages Questionnaire from Easterseals</a>. This free screening tool includes a series of questions regarding your child's development and behavior. Results are emailed to parents within a couple of weeks and are intended to be used to follow up with a health provider regarding any identified issues.</li><p></p><li>Contact <a href="mailto&#58;info@raisingspecialkids.org" target="_blank">Raising Special Kids</a> if you have a developmental concern you want addressed, or if you think your child needs screening or further assessment.</li><p></p><li>Get in touch with <a href="http&#58;//www.azed.gov/specialeducation/az-find/" target="_blank">Child Find</a> at your local school district for assistance with screening or special education services.</li><p> </p></ul><p>Parenting isn't easy, and worrying about your child's development adds another layer of challenge. If you're not sure how to move forward, ask for help. The earlier you do, the better the chances that your child will get the support they need.&#160;</p>en
Board<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="margin-bottom-20"> <img src="/PublishingImages/header-2.png" class="img-responsive margin-bottom-20" alt="" /> <p class="lead no-margin">The statewide Board — the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board — provides leadership, oversight and vision to First Things First. It achieves the organization’s mission and vision through a comprehensive early childhood system that values children as Arizona’s greatest asset and recognizes families and communities at the center of decision-making.</p></div><div class="margin-bottom-20"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=4c9e8b29-fa10-4570-ac68-ca70a295e92b">Members</a> </div><p>Meet the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board</p></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=d867689e-867e-4c64-ad38-4b9d2e7a74a9">Meetings/Notices</a> </div><p>Get details of upcoming Board meetings and review materials from past meetings</p></div></div></div><div class="margin-bottom-60"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=dc95684b-3364-4931-bbcd-0011d7c49bc0">Committees</a> </div><p>Learn about the Board’s advisory committees and subcommittees</p></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=558b7058-bf39-4ec7-b60c-950215a96953">Policies &amp; Procedures</a> </div><p>Read the Board's complete and official governance policy manual</p></div></div></div></div> </section>en
Your Preschooler​​<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"><p class="lead">Between ages 3 and 5, your child learns more about getting along with others. Going to preschool and then kindergarten, your child becomes part of a school community.</p></div></section> <div class="row"><div class="col-md-8"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=3536b478-e226-4b94-80fe-b2d0017a2061"> <div class="card-title">Your Preschooler Ages 3–5</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn how to help your child keep learning and develop social skills.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=70522ab2-cc01-4a89-b4d8-5087ae53bdc4"> <div class="card-title">Guiding Preschoolers</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about setting behavior expectations for preschoolers.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=2f929929-9232-44bb-b059-42a6100e6a49"> <div class="card-title">If Your Child Has a Special Need</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn how to get help for children with disabilities or chronic conditions. </div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=307e12be-5911-4c33-a822-55bf0b737646"> <div class="card-title">Starting Preschool</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Find a preschool that will help your child get ready for kindergarten. </div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=f724963a-e0bf-4d86-ba8b-68b4f1d7eb51"> <div class="card-title">Starting Kindergarten</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn how to enroll your child in school and how you can help her succeed. </div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div><div class="col-md-6">&#160;</div></div></div><div class="col-mid-4"><div class="index-pic"> <a href="/parent-kit" title="Parent Kit"><img src="/publishingimages/parent-kit/section-icons-schoolage.png" class="hidden-sm hidden-xs" alt="" /></a>&#160;</div>&#160;</div> <div class="hidden-sm hidden-xs col-md-8 margin-top-100"><div class="pg-copyright"><div class="col-xs-12 landing copy"> The First Things First Parent Kit was developed in partnership with Health Research for Action/UC Berkeley. © 2016 The Regents of the University of California. Additional video, graphic and other content © 2017 First Things First. All rights reserved. </div></div></div></div> en
Your Toddler​​​ <section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"><p class="lead">Between ages 1 and 3, your child gains all kinds of new abilities and learns to be separate from you. 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Your Family's Well-Being​​<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"><p class="lead">Keeping your family healthy is part of being a good parent. Healthy children learn and grow better, and healthy parents can keep up with their kids. Regular medical and dental care helps your family stay healthy. Getting help for emotional issues and using technology wisely are also ways you can take care of your family.</p></div></section> <div class="row"><div class="col-md-8"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=02ec8c49-3fc9-4357-b647-f0c29cf2f1e4"> <div class="card-title">Children’s Health Care</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn how to keep your child healthy, and when to take him to the doctor.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=c6f8a48d-9826-40db-bd13-f067b80c23c7"> <div class="card-title">Your Child's Check-Ups</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about well-baby and well-child care to prevent health problems. </div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=57a895c9-65f3-4b82-80d3-72d0941a94a1"> <div class="card-title">Oral Health</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about keeping your child's teeth healthy. </div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=af8b92ec-2d29-4f20-b4c9-11c7eaa3a7b6"> <div class="card-title">Finding and Using Health Care</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about how to choose a doctor and how to pay for health care.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=944a5ff5-3711-46ae-9ff3-54ed48dd740c"> <div class="card-title">Children and Technology</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about when to let children use smart phones and other electronics.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20 card-lg"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=e823f4b0-6682-4901-9d0f-fb38d7896bd0"> <div class="card-title">Emotional Health</div> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about getting help for stress, depression, abuse and other problems.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160;</div></div> </a></div></div></div></div><div class="col-md-4"><div class="index-pic"> <a href="/parent-kit" title="Parent Kit"><img src="/publishingimages/parent-kit/section-icons-wellbeing.png" class="hidden-sm hidden-xs" alt="" /></a>&#160;</div>&#160;</div> <div class="hidden-sm hidden-xs col-md-8 margin-top-100"><div class="pg-copyright"><div class="col-xs-12 landing copy"> The First Things First Parent Kit was developed in partnership with Health Research for Action/UC Berkeley. © 2016 The Regents of the University of California. Additional video, graphic and other content © 2017 First Things First. All rights reserved. </div></div></div></div> en
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