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NICU nurse reading book to newborn

Finding a trusted voice in nurses

  • child development

The FTF Community Outreach team recently trained nurses from the Arizona High Risk Perinatal Program in early childhood resources available for families.

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Helping bridge the service gap for children with special needs

  • child development

A pilot program is providing support for families who have developmental concerns about their child, but aren’t eligible for special needs services.

little girl holding share the care sign

Say thank you to Arizona’s child care providers

  • early learning

First Things First invites families to show their gratitude for the state’s early care and education providers through the #ShareTheCareAZ campaign.

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Helping home visitors serve substance-exposed newborns and their families

  • health & nutrition

FTF recently received a grant that will provide additional training to parent educators who work with families of substance-exposed newborn babies.

Miss City of Tucson Outstanding Teen is with a little girl in front of a slide at a playground.

Teen advocates for Arizona’s youngest children

  • champion

At 16, Isabella Valencia has become a strong advocate for spreading the word of the importance of early childhood education.

child care teacher with children in child care center

A community-wide thank you to our child care community

  • AZ communities

As the coronavirus outbreak takes widespread effect, the importance of child care providers as crucial community assets has never been clearer.

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Q&A with AzAEYC President-Elect Mona Qafisheh

  • early childhood

Week of the Young Child (April 11-17) is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the importance of quality early learning.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Full force of community needed to support families during difficult times

  • family support

During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona offers free webinars to help professionals help families build their resilience.

Little girl with outstretched arms

Sharing the importance of investing in early childhood on Arizona Gives Day

  • AZ communities

FTF is sharing information on the Early Childhood Scholarship Fund, a fund at the Arizona Community Foundation, which supports Quality First Scholarships.

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