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Walter Gilliam

Taking a look at early childhood expulsion

  • early childhood

The long-term implications of expulsion and suspension for early elementary school students show that they are at a greater risk of being expelled again.

toddler with red shirt and blue glasses

Starting Arizona’s young children on the path to healthy vision

  • health

The Eyes On Learning campaign advises parents to get their child’s first vision screening as early as age 1 and at least once more between ages 3-5.

Parent kit bag, book dental kit

Arizona foundation features story on inception of Arizona Parent Kit

  • AZ communities

The Piper Trust features the origins of the Arizona Parent Kit in its year-long celebration of 20 years of partnering with the community.

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Legislative session ends with wins and losses for young children

  • public affairs

There were significant gains achieved for young children and their families after the 2019 legislative session wrapped up May 29.

2019 champions logo

2019 Regional Champions for Young Children honored

  • champions

These volunteers spend their free time working to help their community better understand the importance of early childhood through a variety of ways.

Gerald Szostak

Newly elected FTF Chair plans to engage Arizona’s leaders on behalf of young kids

  • board

The First Things First state Board recently elected Gerald Szostak as its Chair through June 2021.

Violet Duncan storytelling with a group of young children.

Museums open their doors to young children with family-friendly features

  • early learning

Young children learn best through play and experiences that use all their senses to interact with the world, including interactive displays at museums.

mom reading book to baby

Spanish-language resource added to help parents of young children find quality child care

  • Quality First

First Things First’s signature program, Quality First, recently launched a revamped mobile-friendly, Spanish-language website.

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Helping young kids stay healthy with free summer meals

  • health and nutrition

Summer Lunch Buddies is a statewide campaign which connects families to no-cost summer meals for kids 18 and younger.

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