FIND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS NEAR YOU
Search by ZIP code
Search by ZIP code
August 26-27 in Phoenix
in English and Spanish
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.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate all of the little, but very important, things you do with your little one. These small moments are starting them on the path…
Some experts consider the first few months after the birth of a child as “the fourth trimester,” recognizing that a mother and newborn are still…
As temperatures in Arizona heat up, it’s important to understand the lethal danger of leaving a child inside a locked car.
A recent study shows that the number of back-and-forth conversations you have with your young child is more important for brain development and language skills…
There are quality child care programs in communities across Arizona, and there are things you can look for and ask about to help you feel more confident in…
Librarian Wendy Resnik shares how bonding with books helps spark your child’s curiosity and introduces them to new words.
Quality First center in Fort Defiance helps 2-year-old with conversation and healthy eating habits
Phoenix mother finds Quality First preschool for her daughter to have the best opportunity to develop and gain the needed skills for kindergarten.
The preschool offers half-day sessions to help ease the transition for young kids with no formal schedule at home to a full-day schedule at school.
Join our email list to keep up with the latest news and information from FTF