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Basha Award

First Things First Navajo/Apache Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

Community volunteers from the First Things First (FTF) Navajo/Apache Region were honored Monday at the organization’s statewide early childhood…

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gives a prescription for play

  • parenting

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gets the attention of early educators when she asks:  “What happened to play?” in her 2018 Summit presentation

Pinal Grandparent Carla Jones

Family, friend and neighbor child care providers learn they are teachers, too

  • child care

Research shows that providing information and support to family, friend and neighbor to early caregivers can have meaningful positive impact.

girl on playground

As Arizonans go back to work, young kids need quality child care

  • child care

Learn what is being done to improve the quality of child care and to increase access in urban, rural and tribal communities across the state.

Miss Indian Arizona recognized as Champion for Young Children

  • champions

Mariah Sharpe was recently recognized as the 2018 First Things First Colorado River Indian Tribes Champion for Young Children.

FTF Champion Volunteer

First Things First honors 2018 Champions for Young Children throughout Arizona

  • AZ communities

Every year, First Things First honors early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early…

healthy-summer-lunch

Young kids can stay healthy with Summer Lunch Buddies program

  • health and nutrition

Food security, especially access to healthy, nutritious foods, is critical for ending both child malnutrition, obesity and for helping young kids be ready for…

Children Gardening

Children try gardening in outdoor classroom

  • child development

In gardens, children can learn outside of the classroom by investigating nature while teachers introduce basic science and math concepts.

champion-susan-elsberry

FTF Graham/Greenlee Champion wants community to see how early childhood resonates into adulthood

  • champions

Susan Elsberry was recently selected as the 2018 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.

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