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Preschool teacher is nominated for Arizona Teacher of the Year.

Remember Arizona’s early educators during Teacher Appreciation Week

  • early learning

This week parents and children will honor early childhood teachers and caregivers during Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs through May 11.

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Immunizations provide the power to protect

  • health

April 27-May 4 is National Infant Immunization Week, meant to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.

mom, daughter and parent educator sitting on floor playing with plastic balls.

Building strong families one visit at a time

  • home visitation

First Things First funds voluntary, evidence-based home visitation programs. These one-on-one visits with trained providers have been shown to be an effective…

Board chair, Nadine Mathis Basha

Former longtime FTF Chair shares farewell

  • board

Nadine Mathis Basha recently completed her service as the longest serving Board member in FTF history.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Preventing child abuse starts with strengthening families

  • family support

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, but prevention activities can happen every day. One way families can help prevent child abuse is to mitigate…

Headshot of Eric Bucher

Q&A with AZAEYC Board President Eric Bucher

  • early learning

The Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children is celebrating Week of the Young Child, April 8-12.

Care1st Resource Center

Avondale family resource center celebrates 10-year anniversary

  • early childhood

The Avondale family resource center is a centralized hub of not only services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, but a wide-range of social and human…

Doralina Martinez on playground

Linking Leaders programs allows early childhood teachers to build their strengths

  • early childhood

The goal of Linking Leaders is to connect center owners, directors and teachers with resources that raise the quality of the children’s environments.

Quality First teachers practice yoga at child care center

Quality First Center uses yoga and nutrition tips to build family skills

  • Quality First

Quality First center introduces parents to yoga, nutrition information and provides access to community resources to help better care for their children.

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