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Collaboration in FTF Yuma region brings Community School pilot to local elementary school

  • early learning

​​This Community School model integrates academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement with the goal of…

Dr. Junlei Li of the Fred Rogers Center

Q&A with Dr. Junlei Li, Fred Rogers Center

  • child development

Junlei Li, Ph.D. is co-director and resident faculty member of the Fred Rogers Center and will be the opening keynote speaker at the FTF Early Childhood Summit…


Oral health coalition in FTF Navajo/Apache region making an impact on kids

  • health

FTF and partners are working together to find solutions for oral health challenges in rural Arizona.


Summer Lunch Buddies program serves up nutritious meals for young kids

  • health & nutrition

Many families in Arizona rely on free and reduced price lunches at school to provide a healthy meal to their kids. The Summer Lunch Buddies program serves up…

Harvard Innovation in Government Award

Harvard recognizes FTF among Top 25 Innovations in American Government

  • investments

First Things First’s innovative tiered governance structure engages Arizonans as volunteer leaders.


Partnership with Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation provides new tools for preventing tooth decay

  • health & nutrition

Preventing oral disease and developing good oral health starts at birth. This partnership is providing new parents with tools to establish good habits before…

Parent Kit wins tapi award

Parent Kit honored as AZ Big Shot

  • health & nutrition

The award recognizes FTF for educating the public about the value of immunization as a preventive health strategy.​

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

  • social-emotional development

Preventing child abuse and neglect is something everyone can play a role in.​

Q&A with Melissa Busby

Q&A with AZAEYC President Melissa Busby

  • early learning

Find out about NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, an annual celebration to raise awareness of the importance of quality early learning.​

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