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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.

Home visitation program helps Yuma boy live up to his legendary name

  • Yuma

The FTF Yuma Regional Partnership Council funds family resource centers to provide parents with free, in-home visits from a parent educator.

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

  • Yavapai

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

Avondale family learns new ways to incorporate health habits into every day

  • nutrition and physical activity

The FTF Southwest Maricopa Regional Council fund the Health and Nutrition program to provide a fun and engaging way for families to learn how to add more…

Family resource center prepares Nogales family for children’s school experience

  • family resource centers

The Santa Cruz Regional Council funds family resource centers in the region to provide a community hub of services and programs for families.

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

  • home visitation

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.

Phoenix family resource center helps shy brothers with social-emotional skills

  • family resource centers

The Phoenix North Regional Council funds the family resource center in the Creighton Elementary School District to provide a community hub of services and…

Building language skills with babies and toddlers in northwest Arizona

  • professional development

The FTF La Paz/Mohave Region funds the Language Development Project, a professional development program for early childhood professionals.

Home visitation program helps Thatcher family navigate young daughter’s complex medical needs

  • Graham/Greenlee

The FTF Graham/Greenlee Regional Partnership Council funds the Healthy Families program, which provides parents with free, in-home visits from a parent…

Ahwatukee boy learns to stay on track and reduce frustration at Quality First preschool

  • East Maricopa

The FTF East Maricopa Region funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

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