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Something to smile about: Dental Health Month

  • health

Parents and caregivers are the first defense in helping prevent tooth decay in Arizona’s youngest children.

Marilee Dal Pra First Things First CEO

Q&A with new FTF CEO Marilee Dal Pra

  • early childhood

In late December, Marilee Dal Pra began serving as chief executive officer of First Things First. Learn more about her experience, vision and passion for the…


Let’s all resolve to do more for Arizona’s youngest kids

  • data & research

​​Building Bright Futures – our biennial statewide report – is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the challenges facing Arizona’s young…


Volunteer seats open to those who want to be a voice for young kids

  • early childhood

Volunteering to serve on a First Things First regional partnership council is an opportunity to share your leadership and make a positive impact on children…


FTF launches innovative awareness initiative with City of Surprise

  • Northwest Maricopa

​Pa​rents visiting the Surprise Resource Center with young children now have a developmentally-friendly playroom to have fun and learn more about early…


FTF Board welcomes three new members

  • board

​​Governor Doug Ducey has nominated three outstanding community leaders to serve on the First Things First Board: Amelia Flores, Rev. Darren Hawkins and…


Why early childhood matters to superintendents

  • early childhood

​According to a national study, 77 percent of U.S. public school superintendents say early childhood care and education has a great deal of impact on a…

Help them get there

“Help Them Get There” wins regional Emmy Award

  • early childhood

The 30-second public service announcement is part of FTF’s effort to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.


Green Valley Rotary Club supports early learning opportunities in their community

  • champion

When Rotary member Chad Densen shared that the Early Learning Center in his town was in need, the Valley Verde Rotary members wanted to help. For many…

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