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Regional Council Resources

Serving on an FTF regional partnership council is a unique opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact in your community. Your leadership, teamwork, expertise and vision help define priorities for funding and strengthen the services and supports available to young children and their families so that more kids arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.

The following resources are provided for current First Things First regional partnership council members to assist with their work.  Regional council members with specific questions should contact your FTF regional director.


Conferences and Events

Find information about upcoming convenings and the First Things First Early Childhood Summit.

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Identifying Regional Needs and Opportunities

The Regional Needs and Assets reports are biennial assessments done for each region of the challenges and opportunities facing children birth to age 5 and their families.

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Leveraging Additional Resources

Learn how to identify and connect local opportunities for funding to First Things First’s regional and statewide work.

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Public Awareness/Communications and Engagement

Access First Things First communication materials that you can share with your network and community and learn more about FTF outreach and awareness efforts.

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Public Policy

Find out how you can engage with your local elected government officials to advocate for improving early childhood care and education in Arizona.

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Regional Council Governance

Learn how regional partnership council governance works and how to make your time with your council successful. (Access only for regional partnership council members & regional directors)

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Regional Council Member Trainings

First Things First created training materials to help you navigate your work as a regional partnership council member. If you have any questions about these training videos and orientation materials, please contact your regional director.

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Regional Strategies

View success stories, videos and funding plan summaries to find out how other regional partnership councils are funding work in their region.

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Supporting Native Culture/Partnering with Tribes

Watch videos about how First Things First works in tribal regions.

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Upcoming Board and Regional Council Meetings

Find public meeting notices, agendas and additional materials for meetings of the FTF Board or any of the 28 FTF regional partnership councils, plus an archive of past meetings.

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