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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 home-based child care program boosts family’s love of reading in child

  • Phoenix South

The First Things First Phoenix South Regional Council funds Quality First so families in the community have access to centers that provide quality care and…

Safford siblings discover love of reading through library story time

  • early learning and literacy

The First Things First Graham/Greenlee Regional Partnership Council funds Story Time at the Library and similar programs to help families nurture language…

Hearing screening prompts medical treatment for Payson girl

  • health and developmental screenings

The First Things First GIla Regional Partnership Council funds hearing, vision and developmental screenings in Gila County for children up to 5 years old.

Healthy Families program helps Chandler girl develop and thrive

  • East Maricopa

The FTF East Maricopa Regional Partnership Council funds the Healthy Families program, which provides parents with free, in-home visits from a parent educator.

Culturally tailored books to showcase Native languages for children in the Colorado River Indian…

  • language preservation

The FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes Regional Partnership Council funds native language preservation strategies to give parents and caregivers tools to promote…

Somerton early childhood program reaches for the stars to provide quality care

  • Cocopah Tribe

The First Things First Cocopah Tribe Regional Council funds Quality First to help early care and education providers in our state improve the quality of their…

Quality First preschool allows Queen Creek girl to thrive

  • Quality First Scholarships

The First Things First Southeast Maricopa Regional Council funds Quality First scholarships to help eligible families afford quality early care and education…

Buckeye caregiver provides developmental support for daughter and others

  • Family Friend and Neighbor program

The First Things First Southwest Maricopa Regional Council funds the Family, Friend and Neighbor program through Candelen to empower caregivers with tools to…

Quality First scholarship helps Phoenix siblings thrive at Spanish immersion preschool

  • Quality First Scholarships

The First Things First Phoenix North Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First to help early care and education providers in our state improve the…

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