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Jessica Jarvi, FTF Phoenix South Regional Partnership Council Member

Spotlight on FTF Phoenix South Regional Council Member: Jessica Jarvi

  • Phoenix South

Jessica Jarvi is the business representative on the FTF Phoenix South Regional Council. She has been on the council for over a decade.

Preschool teacher reaching across a table with little children seated around her. Early childhood college scholarships

College scholarships available for early childhood education students

  • professional development

The scholarship covers tuition, books and fees at any Arizona community college or university for those pursuing an early childhood degree.

Child care worker in blue shirt talking to a little boy with a blue toy in his hand. early care and education workforce

New national early care and education workforce center designed to support child care workers

  • child care

One focus will be the workforce pipeline. Many early care and education organizations find it difficult to locate skilled workers.

two little boys talking with child care provider in a classroom.

FTF asks early childhood partners to share child care survey with working families

  • child care

Any working family can take the survey at: Early childhood partners are asked to share the survey, also.

Headshot of Jandi Craig on a green background.

Spotlight on FTF White Mountain Apache Tribe Regional Council Member: Jandi Craig

  • White Mountain Apache Tribe

Jandi Craig, a regional council member from the FTF White Mountain Apache Tribe Region, joined in 2012. She is the business representative.

Mom hold small baby, who is wearing a pink bow on her head.

Finding ways to support new and expectant mothers experiencing depression and stress

  • motherhood

May is National Maternal Mental Health Month and is designed to bring awareness and reduce the stigma of postpartum depression and other perinatal mental…

residents gather at FTF Central East Community Forum

FTF hosts community forum on strengthening the child care workforce

  • child care

The FTF Central East Community Forum on Strengthening the Child Care Workforce was the first of a planned set of statewide quarterly forums.

Baby in pink shirt getting hearing screening, developmental screenings

Many children entering kindergarten developmentally and socially behind compared to pre-COVID years

  • developmental screenings

During the COVID-19 pandemic sensory and developmental screenings to identify potential delays were often missed.

RPC Volunteers

Spotlighting FTF’s longtime volunteers

  • Pima South

Over the next few months, FTF will be spotlighting long-time regional council members through a series of short question and answer articles. We kick off this…

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