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First Things First awarded $200,000 grant from PNC Foundation to help child care centers address…

The grant has allowed the creation of the AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline for child care centers and home-based child care providers.

Quality child care and preschool

Finding quality child care for your young child

For the majority of Arizona families, all the adults in the home work outside the home. That leaves many parents with young children with an important decision…

Using technology to advance toddler and preschooler learning

For families of babies, toddlers and preschoolers, saying no screen time is easier said than done. But technology isn’t going away and neither is the desire…

Help young kids stay safe around water this summer

First Things First encourages all adults to play a role in watching young children around water and helping them stay safe this summer.

Summer can be ideal time to prepare your child for kindergarten

ARIZONA (May 2018) – The months leading up to the first day of kindergarten can be an ideal time to prepare your child for what to expect. Many kindergarten…

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AZ kids less likely to get screenings

Efforts Underway to Increase Screening Rates and Connect Families to ResourcesPHOENIX (January 25, 2018) – A brief produced by First Things First shows…

2017 Bright Bright Futures

Report Highlights Challenges of State’s Youngest Children

All Arizonans Urged to Do More to Support Health, Education ImprovementsPHOENIX – (January 22, 2018) – Almost 1 in 3 young children in Arizona live in…

New CEO Marilee

Dal Pra Selected to Lead First Things first

PHOENIX – (October 12, 2017) On Tuesday, the First Things First Board selected Marilee Dal Pra as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer,…


First Things First La Paz/Mohave Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

PHOENIX (Aug. 31, 2017) – Community volunteers from the First Things First (FTF) La Paz/Mohave Region were honored Tuesday at the organization’s statewide…

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