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Arizona foundation features story on inception of Arizona Parent Kit

  • AZ communities

The Piper Trust features the origins of the Arizona Parent Kit in its year-long celebration of 20 years of partnering with the community.

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Legislative session ends with wins and losses for young children

  • public affairs

There were significant gains achieved for young children and their families after the 2019 legislative session wrapped up May 29.

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2019 Regional Champions for Young Children honored

  • champion

These volunteers spend their free time working to help their community better understand the importance of early childhood through a variety of ways.

Gerald Szostak

Newly elected FTF Chair plans to engage Arizona’s leaders on behalf of young kids

  • board

The First Things First state Board recently elected Gerald Szostak as its Chair through June 2021.

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Museums open their doors to young children with family-friendly features

  • early learning

Young children learn best through play and experiences that use all their senses to interact with the world, including interactive displays at museums.

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Spanish-language resource added to help parents of young children find quality child care

  • Quality First

First Things First’s signature program, Quality First, recently launched a revamped mobile-friendly, Spanish-language website.

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Helping young kids stay healthy with free summer meals

  • health and nutrition

Summer Lunch Buddies is a statewide campaign which connects families to no-cost summer meals for kids 18 and younger.

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Connecting generations focus of recent community event

  • AZ communities

First Things First’s Chief Policy Advisor, Liz Barker Alvarez, participated in a panel discussion about connecting younger and older generations.

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Douglas children’s clinic offers wrap-around services for its families

  • family support

FTF was recently recognized for funding the Early Childhood Optimal Health program in Douglas, through the FTF Cochise Region’s Care Coordination Strategy.

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