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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.

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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.

Marjorie Juan

Tohono O’odham Nation elder finds joy in guiding and shaping young children

  • early childhood

An FTF-funded professional development program helped a Tohono O’odham preschool teacher earn college credit for her degree.

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Live theater animates books for preschoolers

  • early literacy

Studies found that when kids act out what they are reading, it helps the story come alive and allows kids to map the words to their experiences and better…

Esther Leyva-McGee

Great expectations realized for southern Arizona early childhood teachers

  • early childhood

In-depth professional development has helped southern Arizona early childhood educators earn college credit and work toward degrees in early childhood.

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Celebrate early learning and educators who support the development of young children

  • early childhood

Many First Things First regions are celebrating the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child, April 8-12.

Quote from business leader, Sharon Harper

Ensuring readiness for the workforce begins decades earlier

  • investments

Many economists contend that a future economy’s strong workforce starts by investing in children birth to age 5.

Latina mother talking with her baby

Spanish-language resources available to help support healthy development of young children

  • parenting

Early childhood providers and educators can now share Spanish-language resources with Spanish-speaking parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Online resources help parents of children birth to age 5 find answers

  • parenting

First Things First is there to help parents of young kids figure out which information is trustworthy or even where to start.

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