Babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn and grow through their relationships with the caring adults in their lives. That’s you — parents, of course, and also grandparents, friends and family. Early learning professionals, too.
Caregivers like you give young children more than just care. You give the gifts of early learning, like language and early literacy skills; curiosity and creativity; persistence and problem-solving; social skills, like getting along with others, and many more. Your child’s early years are the best time to nurture their healthy development and learning to start them on the path to a bright future.
First Things First supports the health, development and early learning of Arizona’s young children from birth to age 5. We partner with families and communities to help kids have the positive, nurturing experiences they need to arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed. We do this through quality early care and education programs, preventive health efforts, and supporting parents in their role as their child’s first teachers. We invite you to follow along, stay up to date, and help us spread the word about the importance of early childhood.