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Pinal community members work together to support families of young children

  • Pinal

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.

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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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Creating a pipeline of early childhood teachers in eastern Arizona

  • Graham/Greenlee

A new 2+2 program will help early childhood teachers attain their bachelor’s degree in early childhood degree in eastern Arizona.

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Helping Arizona’s active military families find early childhood resources quickly

  • AZ communities

The collaboration between First Things First and Arizona’s military bases is evident during April’s Month of the Military Child.

Celebrating Arizona’s youngest learners

  • AZ communities

Earlier this month, First Things First teamed with the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) to celebrate the Week of the Young…

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Monthly assistance available for Arizona’s child care providers

  • child care

The Arizona Department of Economic Security is offering monthly grants of $2,500 to $10,000 to licensed child care providers.

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Putting positive parenting into action with young children

  • parent education/awareness

FTF has partnered with ZERO TO THREE, to promote Positive Parenting, which focuses on building loving relationships through everyday moments.

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