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Parents say Quality First helped their children with a strong start for kindergarten

  • Quality First

Many times, parents don’t know where to begin their search for a quality child care center or preschool. makes it easy.

Welcome new regional council members

New regional council members share expertise and passion

  • AZ communities

There are 36 new regional partnership council members joining the more than 250 dedicated community members across Arizona.

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Helping Arizona’s active military families find early childhood resources quickly

  • Cochise

The collaboration between First Things First and Arizona’s military bases is evident during April’s Month of the Military Child.

Sierra Vista mom learns how to connect with 5-year-old daughter after taking parenting class

  • Cochise

The FTF Cochise Regional Council funds the Arizona’s Children Association Education Program which helps parents learn about early childhood brain…

mom and daughter smiling in front of a tree

Parent educator helps Bisbee mom bond with infant daughter after recovering from life-threatening…

  • social-emotional development

The FTF Cochise Regional Partnership Council funds Parents as Teachers, a home visitation program that provides in-home parent coaching.

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Two grants awarded to help reduce preschool expulsions in southeastern Arizona

  • Graham/Greenlee

The FTF Cochise Region and FTF Graham/Greenlee Region recently received two separate grants to fund early childhood mental health consultation.

Mom with two daughters

Early Childhood Optimum Health program in Douglas helps infant and toddler receive specialized…

  • Cochise

The FTF Cochise Region funds medical home care coordination, where case managers work with families to review care plans and manage medical appointments.

Athena Reynolds

Athena Reynolds is Cochise’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

  • champion

Athena Reynolds has been selected as the 2018 Cochise First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…


Parents As Teachers shows Cochise County mom how to teach son independence

  • family support

First-time mom Athena Reynolds was looking for a support system.“I was clueless,” Reynolds said, thinking back to when her son Alexander was born. “I…

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