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2021 Arizona Champions for Young Children honored

  • early childhood

FTF is honoring early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.

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The importance of developmental and sensory screenings for young children

  • health and developmental screenings

Developmental and sensory screenings are a way parents can learn about their child’s development and can also identify concerns.

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Making summertime a safe time is everyone’s responsibility

  • health

FTF encourages early childhood providers and educators to share summer safety information with the parents of young kids that they work with.

Bilingual Hopi/English children’s book helps connect young children to their culture

  • Coconino

FTF works to support the efforts of tribal communities working on language reclamation in many ways, such as bilingual books.

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New one-stop to find FTF’s Spanish-language resources for parents of young children

  • early childhood

First Things First recently bundled its Spanish-language parent resources into one page called Recursos en Español.

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Calling communities to action to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect

  • strong families

The new child abuse prevention campaign focuses on ways communities can help strengthen families through simple, every day suggestions.

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Organizations unite to fight slide in childhood immunizations

  • health

FTF has partnered with state and local organizations to increase childhood immunizations in one of the highest areas of need in the state.

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Early education careers help to empower women

  • professional development

The FTF College Scholarship program is helping women experiencing economic hardship to pursue a career in early childhood education.

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Say thank you to Arizona child care providers through #ShareTheCareAZ campaign

  • early care and education

FTF invites Arizonans to show their gratitude for the state’s early care and education providers through the #ShareTheCareAZ campaign.

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