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Sheilah Nicholas

Keeping ancestral languages alive and relevant today

  • early learning

Language expert says maintaining Native American languages in early childhood helps to preserve culture and identity.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallegos

Four new Phoenix-area family resource centers make resources more accessible

  • early learning

FTF and the City of Phoenix have partnered to open four new family resource centers dedicated to providing services to families with young children.

parents with baby in a park

Making sure young children are counted in the 2020 census

  • early childhood

U.S. Census officials are asking early childhood supporters to help ensure all infants, toddlers and preschoolers are counted.

Walter Gilliam

Taking a look at early childhood expulsion

  • early childhood

The long-term implications of expulsion and suspension for early elementary school students show that they are at a greater risk of being expelled again.

toddler with red shirt and blue glasses

Starting Arizona’s young children on the path to healthy vision

  • health

The Eyes On Learning campaign advises parents to get their child’s first vision screening as early as age 1 and at least once more between ages 3-5.

Parent kit bag, book dental kit

Arizona foundation features story on inception of Arizona Parent Kit

  • AZ communities

The Piper Trust features the origins of the Arizona Parent Kit in its year-long celebration of 20 years of partnering with the community.

header image with young kids

Legislative session ends with wins and losses for young children

  • public affairs

There were significant gains achieved for young children and their families after the 2019 legislative session wrapped up May 29.

2019 champions logo

2019 Regional Champions for Young Children honored

  • champion

These volunteers spend their free time working to help their community better understand the importance of early childhood through a variety of ways.

Gerald Szostak

Newly elected FTF Chair plans to engage Arizona’s leaders on behalf of young kids

  • board

The First Things First state Board recently elected Gerald Szostak as its Chair through June 2021.

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