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Daycare – an outdated term that doesn’t reflect today’s child care

  • child care

The word daycare can be polarizing for those who know that the first five years build the foundation for later academic success.

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New funding set to nearly double the number of Quality First programs across Arizona

  • early care and education

The funding will allow the First Things First signature program, Quality First, to expand by up to 800 providers over the next three years.

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2021 Summit speaker to share insight to helping parents of a child with autism

  • family support

Doreen Oliver is the closing keynote speaker at the FTF Early Childhood Summit, where she shares experiences of raising a child with autism.

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Tribal Connections 2021 showcases global perspectives of early childhood care in indigenous…

  • tribal

The free, week-long event offers virtual sessions that explore early childhood work being done in indigenous communities around the world.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences now have a price tag

  • health

A recent report from the Morrison Institute for Public Policy has put the annual cost of ACEs in Arizona at $260 million a year.

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Getting Ready for School AZ

  • early care and education

FTF is helping to spread the word about Arizona Department of Education efforts to enroll students for fall in-person classes.

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Arizona wins $20 million federal literacy grant to improve literacy

  • literacy

FTF is part of a $20 million federal grant project designed to improve literacy for underserved children, such as children living in poverty.

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Three months of child care assistance available to some parents returning to work

  • early care and education

The “Arizona Back to Work” plan is designed to support Arizonans as they return to work as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FTF Early Childhood Summit 2021 is virtual again

  • early childhood

FTF decided a virtual conference on Aug. 17 would provide greater support for Arizona’s early childhood field.

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