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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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Service organizations play important role in supporting early learning

  • AZ communities

Recently, more and more of service organizations have recognized that supporting early childhood health and development is critical to ensuring a positive…

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Quality First supports record number of quality child care and preschool programs

  • early learning

Arizona has hit an all-time high for the number of child care providers participating in Quality First that meet or exceed quality standards.

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Pima County coalition partners to support working parents

  • Quality First

The Family Engagement Network, which includes FTF Pima North and South, recently received a national grant to advance support for working parents of young…

impact reports

2018 Impact Reports showcase regional work across Arizona

  • AZ communities

Want to know the impact that First Things First (FTF) is having in your community? Take a look at the 2018 FTF Regional Impact Reports.Every year, First Things…

Regional Council Member, Nancy Jean Walker

Raising school achievement starts before kindergarten

  • AZ communities

Raising student achievement in school should start with investment in early childhood.

Want to enhance economic development? Invest in child care

  • investments

Having high quality child care with the resources available for families to access is not just good for kids, it is good for parents as employees, their…

Early intervention is key to supporting long-term success

  • AZ communities

First Things First celebrates the commitment of nearly 50 regional partnership council members who have served on a council for 10 years.

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