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Education matters in the military

Why early childhood matters to…the military

  • early childhood

More than 600 retired admirals, generals and top military leaders who are part of Mission: Readiness advocate for high-quality early childhood experiences,…

Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park educators lead innovative work to help prepare kids for kindergarten

  • Southwest Maricopa

A team of education leaders from the Litchfield Elementary School District are helping families access tools that help their young children prepare for…

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2016 Annual Report details return on AZ’s early childhood investment

  • data & research

Since the inception of First Things First, the percentage of kindergarteners with untreated tooth decay has decreased by 8%. This and other notable…

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Audit: FTF is high-performing organization

  • investments

​Arizona’s Auditor General has released an 83-page audit that describes First Things First as a high-performing organization committed to continuous…

Oral Health

Taking a bite out of school absences

  • school readiness

A recent report shows that First Things First and its early childhood partners are reducing untreated tooth decay among AZ kindergarteners, a leading cause of…

kidscare

KidsCare Enrollment Now Open

  • health & nutrition

Enrollment in the state’s health insurance program for children in low-income working families has re-opened after a six-year freeze. As many as 30,000…

Nadine Basha Chair

Nadine Mathis Basha Elected FTF Board Chair

  • board

The First Things First Board selected Nadine Mathis Basha as its chair for fiscal years 2017-2018. She previously served as founding chair of the Board from…

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