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Violet Duncan storytelling with a group of young children.

Museums open their doors to young children with family-friendly features

  • early learning

Young children learn best through play and experiences that use all their senses to interact with the world, including interactive displays at museums.

mom reading book to baby

Spanish-language resource added to help parents of young children find quality child care

  • Quality First

First Things First’s signature program, Quality First, recently launched a revamped mobile-friendly, Spanish-language website.

summer lunch buddies banner

Helping young kids stay healthy with free summer meals

  • health and nutrition

Summer Lunch Buddies is a statewide campaign which connects families to no-cost summer meals for kids 18 and younger.

panel discussion

Connecting generations focus of recent community event

  • AZ communities

First Things First’s Chief Policy Advisor, Liz Barker Alvarez, participated in a panel discussion about connecting younger and older generations.

community center ribbon cutting

Douglas children’s clinic offers wrap-around services for its families

  • family support

FTF was recently recognized for funding the Early Childhood Optimal Health program in Douglas, through the FTF Cochise Region’s Care Coordination Strategy.

Building awareness of no-cost statewide helpline for parents of young kids

  • child development

Southwest Human Development and First Things First are partnering to better promote the free Birth to Five Helpline with families of young children.

blue box that says FTF welcomes new board members

New members bring varied perspectives to FTF Board

  • board

The First Things First Board recently welcomed three new members: Judge Richard Weiss of Kingman, Vince Yanez of Mesa and Marcia Klipsch of Tucson.

Kristin Grimm

A new look at advocacy—it’s all about being a problem solver

  • early childhood

Kristen Grimm is the opening keynote speaker for the 2019 Summit. She shares her ideas about advocacy and creating social change.

Little boy blowing bubbles with teacher.

Yuma preschool classroom provides inclusive learning opportunities for students and teachers

  • early learning

A new early childhood classroom, where early childhood educators in Yuma County can learn how to work with young children with special needs, has opened.

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