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First Things First supports programs across Arizona through grants to community organizations that provide services—at no cost—for young children from birth to age 5 (before kindergarten) and their families.
90% of a child’s brain develops before they start kindergarten. And research shows that the quality of a child’s experiences in their first five years helps shape how their brain develops.
Kids with positive, stable relationships with parents and caregivers, as well as quality child care and preschool experiences, go on to do better in school and in life. They’re more likely to read at grade level and graduate from high school. They are more prepared for college and career. They also tend to be healthier and demand less from the public welfare system. These are better outcomes for kids that also save taxpayers money.
Young kids learn through their senses, and any problems with your child’s vision health are easier to correct with early treatment.
Dealing with your child’s behaviors can be frustrating. Understanding the big emotions behind them can help.
Use our new-and-improved search tool to find programs and services available near you.
Inclined sleepers are among the dangerous products to be banned. Reminder: babies are safest sleeping alone, on their back, in a crib.
Don’t worry about finding the perfect gift for dad. Focus on the important gifts that dads give to their young children.
Just like eating right, taking vitamins and seeing your doctor while you’re pregnant, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums, too.
The FTF Phoenix North Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.
The FTF Yavapai Regional Partnership Council funds early childhood mental health consultations to better support the social-emotional development of children.
The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council funds the Growing in Beauty program to offer individualized support to parents of young children.
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