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2019 State Needs and Assets Report

Updated resource helps others learn more about the status of young children across Arizona

  • AZ communities

Building Bright Futures is FTF’s biennial assessment of young children in three major areas: strong families, healthy children and educated young students.

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Why counting Arizona’s young kids is easy, safe and important

  • AZ communities

Responding to the 2020 Census is an easy, safe and important way to ensure needed resources are provided for young kids and their communities for the next 10…

2019 Impact Reports

2019 FTF Impact Reports give detailed look into regional work

  • AZ communities

The 2019 FTF Impact Reports give insight into how First Things First is supporting families and their young children in your community.

FTF Gift Guide for parents and caregivers of young children

First Things First’s interactive Gift Guide highlights inexpensive toys and gifts that nurture the healthy development and learning of babies, toddlers…

Michele Reimer and Ricardo Alvarado

FTF statewide staff donates to Maricopa Family Advocacy Center

  • AZ communities

First Things First values its community partners and continually seeks ways to support agencies whose work strengthens families.

family reading with young child

School officials share why early literacy starts well before the first day of kindergarten

  • early learning

By the time children are 3 and 4 years old their vocabulary, attention and general knowledge are predictors of third- and fourth-grade reading comprehension.

Panel discussion at Arizona Town Hall

Early childhood issues rise to top at Arizona Town Hall on strengthening families

  • AZ communities

Ensuring that affordable, high-quality child care is available to all was one of several early childhood-related issues named as a priority action.

Mother with two daughters

Gila River Indian Community child care center gets first 5-star Quality First rating for a tribal…

  • early learning

The Early Education Child Care Center in Sacaton was one of the first centers chosen to participate in Quality First when the program began in 2009.

teacher on floor with two babies

Child care center director gets lifeline from the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

  • early childhood

The FTF-funded Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry helps early childhood professionals grow their skills and advance their careers.

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