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Steve Lynn, Awarded the 2024 Business Champion for Early Education Award at the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Women United Business Breakfast in Tucson

FTF State Board Vice Chair honored as business champion for early education

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The award recognizes someone who has significantly contributed to the quality and access of early education in Tucson and southern Arizona. 

Tucson preschool teacher gains more understanding of trauma-informed care practices

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The First Things First Pima North Regional Partnership Council funds Great Expectations providing early childhood practitioners access to professional…

Donal Drayne, Pima North 2023 Champion for Young Children

Donal Drayne is the Pima North Region Champion

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Donal Drayne has been selected as the 2023 First Things First Pima North Region Champion for Young Children. The award is given to local champions who are…

A home visitor works with the family and a small child in their home on a puzzle. Retaining home visitors.

Retaining home visitors is one way to ensure family success

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As the largest funder of home visitation programs in Arizona, FTF is working with other state funders to support the home visiting workforce.

reading corner for babies, mom reading book to newborn baby

FTF Partner and Tucson Medical Center create reading corner for babies in NICU

  • Pima North

The reading corner in the Tucson Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) needed a little love, a certain something special to get parents and…

Amphi Parents as Teachers program helps Tucson parents teach daughters life skills

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The FTF Pima North Regional Partnership Council funds the Parents as Teachers program, which provides parents with free, in-home visits from a parent educator.

2022 Champions for Young Children Award, early childhood champions

2022 FTF Champions helping their community better understand the importance of the early years

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FTF is honoring early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.

Mike Moyer is the 2022 Pima North Champion

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Mike Moyer has been selected as the 2022 First Things First Pima North Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…

Welcome new regional council members

New regional council members share expertise and passion

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

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