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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.

Phoenix couple gets help from FTF-funded program to raise twin daughters born prematurely

  • ECE for children with special needs

The FTF Phoenix South Regional Council fund the Side by Side program to help identify and address developmental concerns early and provide coaching supports to…

Nurse-Family Partnership Home visitation supports new mother through her anxiety in Phoenix

  • Phoenix North

The FTF Phoenix North Regional Council funds the Nurse-Family Partnership Home Visitation program that provides the family with a parent coach.

Quality First preschool helps Aguila boy find confidence

  • Northwest Maricopa

The FTF Northwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs

HealthySteps helps Taylor, Ariz. mom foster healthy development of her premature baby

  • well-child pediatric visits and care coordination

The FTF Navajo/Apache Regional Partnership Council funds the HealthySteps program to give parents guidance with feeding, behavior, sleep and other challenges.

5-star Quality First center in Mohave Valley helps develop the whole child

  • child care

The FTF La Paz/Mohave Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

Safford library storytime helps young Solomon boy prepare for a lifetime of learning

  • family activities

The First Things First Graham/Greenlee Regional Partnership Council funds early literacy programs, like Story Time at the Library, to help families foster…

Family resource center in Chandler helps parents give strong early literacy foundation to daughters

  • family resource centers

The FTF East Maricopa Regional Council funds Chandler CARE Family Resource Center to provide a community hub of services and programs for children birth to age…

High-quality preschool provides nurturing environment for Flagstaff girl

  • Quality First Scholarships

The FTF Coconino Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

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

  • parent education/awareness

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

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