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Baby teeth matter
First Things First is committed to continuing to serve Arizona’s youngest children, their families and our community during this challenging time. In order to help ensure the health of our staff and those we serve, many of our staff members will be working from home. While our central Phoenix office remains open, some of our regional offices may be closed. In those cases, you can reach regional staff by phone or email. Please visit the Find Your Region page to find the contact information for the office near you.
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.
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.
Learn some simple ways to make going to the dentist a smoother, more positive experience for you and your child.
Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter. In toothpaste and drinking water, it makes teeth stronger and prevents tooth decay.
Regular dental check-ups help keep your child healthy and smiling. Learn how you can find a dentist for your child whether you have dental insurance or not.
Every child is different. Noticing your child’s strengths and skills and uniqueness makes your bond even stronger.
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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