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Learning from the Cochise County communities to help families establish concrete supports

  • family support

The Cochise Regional Council recognized that family resources are hard to access and there are many factors that go into a family’s success.

Welcome new regional council members

New regional council members excited to join dedicated community advocates

  • Regional Partnership Councils

FTF is welcoming 40 new regional partnership council members who are joining the more than 250 dedicated community members across Arizona.

Infant girl sitting on fathers lap

Showing up and listening to the child care needs of northern Arizona’s communities

  • child care

The FTF Coconino Region team works daily to create a common understanding of the challenges families face as they raise their young children.

Majority of Arizona voters believe state should invest more in child care, according to survey

  • child care

The recently released survey showed that 77% of all voters believe Arizona should invest more in child care.

Leaders gather to discuss the child care crisis in Yuma.

Child care taskforce, led by the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, is announced at…

  • child care

Yuma leaders discuss the economic impact of the child care crisis and create a taskforce to raise solutions.

Southern Arizona initiative strives to help families build prosperity

  • systems building

Pima County has embarked on an ambitious generational effort to decrease poverty among its 1 million residents.

State fiscal map shows bigger picture of early childhood funding

  • early childhood

The map allows Arizona policymakers and stakeholders to visualize the 66 funding streams that support early childhood services.

FTF and Arizona Chamber of Commerce host Child Care Forum to talk solutions

  • child care

In Arizona on average, businesses lose $2,020 per working parent annually through reduced revenue and in extra hiring costs.

Preschool teacher standing in front of small children in a colorful classroom with the alphabet and white board on the wall.

Growing the early childhood table in eastern Arizona

  • Graham/Greenlee

FTF’s Shari Elkins works with community partners in the region to spread the same message: School readiness equals workforce readiness.

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