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Northern Arizona community members discuss child care challenges and potential solutions

  • child care

The forum at Twin Arrows conference center outside of Flagstaff was the second quarterly gathering on Strengthening the Child Care Workforce.

Camp Verde 3-year-old benefits from Little Learners program

  • special needs

The FTF Yavapai Regional Council funds the Little Learners program to support families that have children with special needs.

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Working to connect babies, toddlers and preschoolers to outdoor spaces

  • play

Research shows that connecting young children with nature contributes to their healthy development, including cognitively and emotionally.

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

  • Yavapai

The FTF Yavapai Regional Council was honored for its collective work to improve support services for families with young children.

Ellen Bashor

Ellen Bashor is the FTF Yavapai Champion

  • Yavapai

Ellen Bashor has been selected as the 2022 First Things First Yavapai Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…

Prescott Valley Quality First center provides stability and learning for 4-year-old boy

  • Quality First

The FTF Yavapai Region funds Quality First, which works with home-based child care providers, like Granny’s House, to improve early learning.

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

  • mental health

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

David Barko is the 2021 Yavapai Champion for Young Children

  • champion

David Barko has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Yavapai Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively devote…

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Early childhood teachers in Yavapai County learning ways to support social-emotional development of…

  • social-emotional development

The FTF Yavapai Regional Partnership Council funds early childhood mental health consultations to better support the social-emotional development of children.

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