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Nearly 50 First Things First volunteers celebrate a decade of service

  • AZ communities

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

Native American Heritage Month

FTF celebrates Native American Heritage Month

  • AZ communities

First Things First celebrates Native American Heritage Month by sharing family stories, as well as stories on how FTF partners with tribes throughout Arizona.

art shaped like state of Arizona

Children’s Museum of Phoenix partners with FTF to create art piece celebrating early…

  • AZ communities

A community art project created to promote how a quality early learning experiences make a difference in the lives of young children is now on display at the…

Courting better outcomes for young kids in foster care

  • mental health

With infants being the largest group of children to enter foster care, it’s imperative to address the negative impact of abuse and neglect on these very…

Preschool teacher is nominated for Arizona Teacher of the Year.

Preschool teacher finalist for Arizona Teacher of the Year

  • early learning

For the first time in two decades, a preschool teacher has been selected as a finalist for the Arizona Teacher of the Year program.

First Things First annual report 2018

FTF’s 2018 Annual Report details impact of Arizona’s early childhood investments

The number of children with access to quality early learning has doubled. Thousands of families have access to home visiting programs that are proven to…

FTF Senior Director of Tribal Affairs recognized as a 40 under 40 award recipient

  • tribal

Candida L. Hunter, First Things First Senior Director of Tribal Affairs, has been named a 2018 winner of the Native American 40 Under 40 award.

FTF Early Childhood Summit 2018 highlights early childhood across Arizona

The First Things First Early Childhood Summit brought together 1,400 early childhood professionals, stakeholders and champions from across Arizona on August…

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…

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