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Despite continued struggles, child care in Arizona finds support in new ways

  • early childhood

Early childhood providers discuss the challenges child care programs face in Arizona and how they are overcoming the odds.

FTF honors three “extraordinary” women for Board service

  • board

FTF celebrates the contributions of three outgoing Board members whose collective service spanned more than a decade. 

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Sharing how parents can build early literacy by talking to babies

  • language & literacy

Kat Willard, Senior Director of Family Support and Literacy at First Things First, shares creative ways to have intentional conversations with your little one.

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New oral health care resource launches for National Children’s Dental Health Month

  • oral health

FTF and partners coordinated to launch the Healthy Teeth resource in time for February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.


FTF partners with ZERO TO THREE to promote positive parenting

  • family support

Raising a young child comes with both joys and challenges, and no parent is perfect. To help families do their best in guiding their children’s healthy…

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Havasupai Tribal Council Member appointed to FTF Coconino Regional Council

  • Coconino

Carletta Tilousi recently became the first tribal leader from the Havasupai Tribe to join the FTF Coconino Regional Partnership Council.

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New year brings new opportunities for supporting Arizona’s young children

  • early childhood

Challenging times are also times of opportunity. Let us use the momentum to push for meaningful and long-lasting change for early childhood.

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Early childhood staff in Whiteriver honored for ‘reziliency’ during pandemic

  • White Mountain Apache Tribe

The shelter and child care center were recently named Rezilient Champions for White Mountain Apache Children.

A Yuma mom shares how home visitation changed her parenting life

  • Yuma

The video is a conversation with Yuma mother on the impact home visitation made on her parenting and the success she’s seen in her son.

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