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Encuentre Servicios

New online tool helps Spanish-speaking parents find programs and services in their area

  • child development

Encuentre Servicios is a companion to FTF’s Find Programs, which provides an easy way to find FTF-funded programs available near you.

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Virtual FTF Early Childhood Summit 2020 triples conference attendance

  • early childhood

The FTF Early Childhood Summit 2020 welcomed more than 4,000 attendees for online learning and support for early child care professionals.

Smart Talk: New interactive learning tool shows the power of conversation

  • language & literacy

What’s the best way to support the language and early literacy development of very young children? There’s a well-established and growing base of evidence…

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First Things First Phoenix North Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

  • Phoenix North

Community volunteers from theFTF Phoenix North Region were honored for their work to improve access to healthy food for young children.

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Becoming a better preschool teacher through a community of practice

  • early childhood

The professional development program is designed to strengthen knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and how young kids learn.

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An uncertain future for child care in Arizona

  • child care

Early childhood experts discuss what the future holds for child care in Arizona and how our economy can survive without this crucial support.

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New tool to help identify developmental milestones available to share with families

  • child development

The new Ages and Stages online tool offers activities that families can do with their child to promote healthy development.

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Great Expectations keeps pre-k teacher forever learning

  • early childhood

Pre-k teacher Ysidro Holmes is flourishing, thanks in part to support and mentoring from the Great Expectations program, funded through First Things First.

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New regional council members vow strong start for kids

  • AZ communities

Thirty four new regional partnership council members join the already 274 dedicated community members who serve on 28 FTF regional councils across Arizona.

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