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PNC Foundation grant to help child care centers address COVID-19 health and safety concerns

  • child care

The PNC Foundation recently awarded FTF a grant to create the AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline for child care providers.

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Top 5 reasons to start saving early with an AZ529 Education Savings Account

  • early childhood

AZ529 is a state-sponsored 529 Plan designed to help parents, family and friends save for a young child’s future educational expenses.

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Find simple ways to be a champion for young children with FTF’s Take Action page

  • early childhood

FTF’s Take Action page offers easy ways to connect with FTF, such as signing up for our mailing list and following us on social media.

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Supporting families of young kids virtually

  • early childhood

For many who work with young children, technology has offered an alternative way to provide families with resources and support.

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Safe sleep campaign brings awareness to keeping babies safe

  • infants

The baby should sleep alone, on his or her back and in a crib, which is the safest place for babies to sleep.

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Quality early learning continues to improve in Arizona

  • Quality First

Over the past seven years, both enrollment and quality levels have improved among providers participating in Quality First.

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Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

  • tribal

Early childhood providers have found ways to connect with families, despite the lack of internet connection and access to technology.

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Additional federal relief for child care unlikely until after election

  • public affairs

Securing additional funding for the child care industry in the next round of relief remains a top priority for the early childhood community.

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Sesame Street in Communities expands to Maricopa County to build young kids’ coping skills

  • family support

Families can watch “Little Children, Big Challenges” with the Sesame Street Muppets on Facebook Premiere at 10 a.m. Arizona time, Oct. 6.

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