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National experts encourage community response to adverse childhood experiences in Arizona

  • social-emotional development

​National experts recently visited Arizona to share how everyone can do their part to help prevent or lessen the impact of adverse childhood experiences,…

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Read our 2017 annual report

  • AZ communities

Learn about the impact FTF programs have had on children and families over the past year, as well as system-building efforts that are expanding resources for…

Dr. Li Keynote

Fred Rogers Center’s Junlei Li delivers inspiring keynote at FTF Summit

  • early learning

​Watch Junlei Li, co-director of the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, open the 2017 First Things First Early Childhood Summit with a captivating…

Quality First Study

Study: Quality First works to improve and measure quality in early learning

  • early learning

A recent study has proven that Quality First works to improve the quality of early learning settings and that the scale used to rate programs does reflect…

Pilot program

Collaboration in FTF Yuma region brings Community School pilot to local elementary school

  • early learning

​​This Community School model integrates academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement with the goal of…

Dr. Junlei Li of the Fred Rogers Center

Q&A with Dr. Junlei Li, Fred Rogers Center

  • child development

Junlei Li, Ph.D. is co-director and resident faculty member of the Fred Rogers Center and will be the opening keynote speaker at the FTF Early Childhood Summit…

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Oral health coalition in FTF Navajo/Apache region making an impact on kids

  • oral health

FTF and partners are working together to find solutions for oral health challenges in rural Arizona.

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Summer Lunch Buddies program serves up nutritious meals for young kids

  • health & nutrition

Many families in Arizona rely on free and reduced price lunches at school to provide a healthy meal to their kids. The Summer Lunch Buddies program serves up…

Harvard Innovation in Government Award

Harvard recognizes FTF among Top 25 Innovations in American Government

  • board

First Things First’s innovative tiered governance structure engages Arizonans as volunteer leaders.

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