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Oral health awareness campaign launches in Cochise County

  • oral health

A new oral health campaign in the First Things First Cochise Region has launched to raise awareness about the importance of early dental care for babies,…

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In-home child care helps Buckeye boy test early into kindergarten

  • Quality First

With help from a Quality First scholarship, the Buckeye family enrolled their son in a licensed in-home child care, which serves children ages 1 to 5. The…

Santa Cruz County celebrates February as Early Childhood Education Awareness Month

  • early childhood

For the third year in a row, community organizations across Santa Cruz County, including the First Things First Santa Cruz Region will have a common focus: how…

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Updated Quality First website offers new tools for parents seeking child care

  • Quality First

Recently revamped mobile-friendly Quality First website designed to get parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers the information they need to find a…

FTF board chair receives awaard

Veteran FTF Board members lauded for their expertise, insight and visionary leadership

  • AZ communities

This year, three long-serving First Things First Board members will complete their terms of service: Ruth Solomon, Gayle Burns and Nadine Mathis Basha.

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Bringing data to life in support of young kids

  • AZ communities

An interactive mapping tool helps the First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council make better informed decisions.

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Changing the lives of families

  • Quality First

First Things First is sharing stories from Arizona families whose children were enrolled in a Quality First child care program and the difference it made.

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First Things First serves as a ready resource for early childhood information in Arizona

  • early childhood

First Things First continues to find opportunities to share information and resources for parents and caregivers.

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A first-year CEO reflection and a look ahead

  • AZ communities

Marilee Dal Pra, chief executive officer of First Things First, shares thoughts about her initial year leading the organization and her hopes for building on…

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