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Building language skills with babies and toddlers in northwest Arizona

  • language & literacy

The FTF grant allowed ECDE Associates Inc. to work with an international child language researcher to develop a language curriculum.

Ages and Stages

Ages and Stages: Updated developmental milestones

  • child development

First Things First has revised our online Ages and Stages content for families with young children to reflect recent updates to developmental milestones from…

First Things First’s Parents Playbook breaks down the game plan for parenting

  • early care and education

These short videos take the format of a sports news television program, but the players are babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families.

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Additional help available for early learning providers to increase wages and benefits

  • Quality First

More funding is now available for Arizona child care providers to help with workforce wage increases, bonuses and other employee incentives.

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Help keep kids connected to health care

  • AZ communities

Early childhood supporters can help families not get dropped from KidsCare or AHCCCS by encouraging them to update their contact information.

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Pinal community members work together to support families of young children

  • kindergarten readiness

The Pinal Early Childhood Coalition has a mission that all the county’s children are prepared for kindergarten.

Focusing on early childhood mental health

  • social-emotional development

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus attention on the social, emotional and behavioral health of our young children.Just like their physical…

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FTF and partners honored for keeping young kids on track with immunizations

  • La Paz/Mohave

FTF and partners were chosen for a series of pop-up immunization events to help families catch up after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two young children running outside of their portable classroom as the teacher looks on.

Expanding child care options in Arizona one center at a time

  • child care

In recent years, across Arizona, FTF has supported expanded child care options through direct funding and collaborating on ideas.

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