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FTF celebrates health care heroes during Global Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • health

First Things First recognizes the important role that nurses and midwives play in helping families keep their babies, toddlers and preschoolers healthy.

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Helping smooth the transition to parenthood

  • family support

As Arizona’s early childhood agency, FTF recognizes the important first months in a newborn’s life and is sponsoring the 4th Trimester Arizona…

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Gaining a first-time classroom experience before the first day of school

  • tribal

FTF’s Transition to Kindergarten Strategy is designed to help children who have not had the benefit of attending preschool to get classroom experience.

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Childsplay brings magical theater experience to young kids

  • early learning

First Things First is again sponsoring a production at Childsplay Theatre, which turns children’s books and stories into live-action on stage.

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FTF Santa Cruz Region’s Celebrate the Young Child kicks off Early Childhood Education Awareness…

  • AZ communities

A partnership with organizations across Santa Cruz County has made early childhood awareness more visible throughout the community.

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Teacher and caregiver coaching helps north Phoenix center excel at inclusive environment

  • early learning

The children at the UCP Early Learning Center are growing and learning together in inclusive classrooms, which research shows is best for young children.

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The number of Quality First centers meeting or exceeding standards continues to rise

  • Quality First

The number of Quality First child care and preschool programs that meet or exceed quality standards has reached an all-time high of 76%.

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Yuma reading corner encourages early literacy

  • early learning

First Things First recently partnered with AEA Federal Credit Union in Yuma to open AEA’s Read Everyday Corner at its main branch.

Volunteer to be a voice for young children in your Arizona community

  • AZ communities

FTF seeks about 150 volunteers for the opportunity to collaborate with other dedicated community members in local communities across Arizona. 

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