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These stories illustrate how early childhood programs and services funded by First Things First make a difference for young children and families in communities across Arizona.

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Lake Havasu City mom finds quality child care makes big difference in preparing her daughters for…

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The preschool offers half-day sessions to help ease the transition for young kids with no formal schedule at home to a full-day schedule at school.

Mom and son near sunflowers

Quality First center in Fort Defiance helps 2-year-old with conversation and healthy eating habits

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Quality First center in Fort Defiance helps 2-year-old with conversation and healthy eating habits

Family standing next to Christmas tree

Home-based Quality First center helps Show Low child be ready for kindergarten

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A Show Low mom was looking for full-time child care for her newborn son. After some research, she found Tracy’s Child Care Center, through Quality First.

Pascua Yaqui teachers create adaptable learning environments for young children

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More professional development opportunities were provided to the teachers working with young students at the Pacua Yaqui Head Start.

Young boy pointing to numbers

Quality First center in Peach Springs preserving native language for next generation

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The Hualapai Day Care center teachers in Peach Springs focus on preserving the region’s native language by teaching it to the next generation of young…

Daughter and mother playing with blocks

On-campus child care center helps Safford girl be ready for kindergarten

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Family and friends encouraged teen mom to enroll at an alternative high school with an on-campus child care center, so she could continue her education.

Mother and daughter

Quality First preschool helps Phoenix preschooler grow socially and emotionally

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Phoenix mother finds Quality First preschool for her daughter to have the best opportunity to develop and gain the needed skills for kindergarten.

Hearing screening at Quality First center helps Payson boy be successful

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One of the requirements of Quality First centers is to conduct early screenings to assess health and developmental issues in children.

family with seven children

Positive experiences at Quality First preschool impact all seven Scottsdale siblings

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Scottsdale siblings received early education at Quality First preschool and their positive experiences impacted the entire family.

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