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Supporting families of young kids virtually

  • early childhood

For many who work with young children, technology has offered an alternative way to provide families with resources and support.

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Safe sleep campaign brings awareness to keeping babies safe

  • safety

The baby should sleep alone, on his or her back and in a crib, which is the safest place for babies to sleep.

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Quality early learning continues to improve in Arizona

  • Quality First

Over the past seven years, both enrollment and quality levels have improved among providers participating in Quality First.

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Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

  • tribal

Early childhood providers have found ways to connect with families, despite the lack of internet connection and access to technology.

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Additional federal relief for child care unlikely until after election

  • public affairs

Securing additional funding for the child care industry in the next round of relief remains a top priority for the early childhood community.

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Sesame Street in Communities expands to Maricopa County to build young kids’ coping skills

  • family support

Families can watch “Little Children, Big Challenges” with the Sesame Street Muppets on Facebook Premiere at 10 a.m. Arizona time, Oct. 6.

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Court Teams in Maricopa County determined to improve the lives of babies and toddlers in the child…

  • supporting families engaged in the child welfare system

The Court Teams Strategy seeks to increase the awareness of developmental needs of young kids for those working in the child welfare system.

2020 Annual Report

First Things First 2020 Annual Report details continued commitment to children and communities

  • early childhood

This year we are proudest of the role that FTF and partners played in ensuring crucial early childhood programs continued during the crisis.

Encuentre Servicios

New online tool helps Spanish-speaking parents find programs and services in their area

  • early childhood

Encuentre Servicios is a companion to FTF’s Find Programs, which provides an easy way to find FTF-funded programs available near you.

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