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International Decade of Indigenous Languages

First Things First joins in recognizing the International Decade of Indigenous Languages

  • language preservation

Some FTF regions support a Native Language Preservation Strategy to give families tools to promote their children’s language development.

Dad in blue, long sleeve shirt showing little girl in purple something outside near a tree. Making nature accessible

Working to connect babies, toddlers and preschoolers to outdoor spaces

  • play

Research shows that connecting young children with nature contributes to their healthy development, including cognitively and emotionally.

Parents say Quality First helped their children with a strong start for kindergarten

  • Quality First

Many times, parents don’t know where to begin their search for a quality child care center or preschool. makes it easy.

cover of the annual report with little girl in a field of flowers

First Things First 2022 Annual Report highlights collective successes working to improve outcomes…

  • Annual Report

The report provides information on FTF-funded services that reached thousands of young children, families and the professionals who serve them.

Child care providers can get free support with Quality First

  • child care providers

The last few years have been very hard for child care providers. Quality First is here to help.

child care provider holding baby while two babies play on a mat.

Child care scholarships available for airport employees

  • child care

The City of Phoenix Airport Worker Child Care Scholarship Program should help more airport worker families afford quality child care.

Jeanine Bashir

FTF senior regional director recognized for helping community members lead healthy lives

  • AZ communities

Jeanine Bashir, an FTF senior regional director, was recently honored with a Profiles of Success award by Valle del Sol.

Teacher, wearing a mask, is looking up to student, pointing at a card. Quality First program.

Quality First provides ‘comradery among educators’

  • Quality First

After opening Casa de Montessori, the center director was looking to improve. Joining the Quality First program was the perfect solution.

First Things First Yavapai Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

  • Yavapai

The FTF Yavapai Regional Council was honored for its collective work to improve support services for families with young children.

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