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

  • kindergarten readiness

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.

Delton Francis

Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion

  • Navajo Nation

Delton Francis has been selected as the 2022 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

little girl standing with woman in glasses looking at her

Efforts expand to support the social and emotional health of young children during challenging times

  • Yavapai

An influx of federal money will allow more providers to access early childhood mental health consultation during a climate of uncertainty.

Young boy sitting on a bed surrounded by books and activities.

Kith and Kin Project helps speech development of young Kayenta boy

  • tribal

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin Project for family, friends and neighbors who provide home-based child care.

plaque of Eddie Basha Leadership Award

First Things First Navajo Nation Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

  • AZ communities

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council was honored for their collective work to support babies, toddlers and preschoolers in the region.

Shaandiin P. Parrish is the 2021 Navajo Nation Region Champion

  • tribal

Shaandiin P. Parrish, Miss Navajo Nation 2019-2021, has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion for Young Children.The award…

Mom reading a book to her toddler daughter

Home visits help Navajo mother support daughter with speech problems

  • Navajo Nation

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council funds the Growing in Beauty program to offer individualized support to parents of young children.

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

  • Navajo Nation

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

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