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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.

Father in baseball cap with son and his mother

Registered nurse helps new mom care for infant son in Tucson

  • family support

The Nurse-Family Partnership program provides regular visits by trained nurses starting in early pregnancy through the child’s second year.

Two boys in a preschool classroom

Kith and Kin program helps Phoenix mom provide structure in son’s life

  • social-emotional development

The FTF Phoenix South Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin program to empower caregivers with tools to encourage a healthy development for children.

Mom squatting down to embrace daughter at eye-level

Quality First center in northwest Phoenix supports foster child’s social skills in classroom

  • social-emotional development

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

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe boy develops cognitive skills through daily play time

  • family support

The FTF Pascua Yaqui Tribe Regional Partnership Council funds the workshops to help families in the role of their child’s first teacher.

Young girl holding balloons, wearing a graduation cap in front of a preschool graduation poster

Home visitation program helps new mom care for infant son in Wickenburg

  • family support

The FTF Northwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council funds the home visitation strategy that provides families visits with a trained parent educator.

Mom holding her sons hands as he learns how to walk

Home visitation program provides support to Peach Springs boy with developmental milestones

  • child development

The FTF Hualapai Tribe Regional Council funds the home visitation strategy which offers individualized support to parents of young children.

mom and her son standing with his teacher

New grant provides quality early learning to kids of working families living in Parker

  • early learning

When a local child care center in Parker closed, the FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes Regional Partnership Council stepped in.

Mom reading a book to her toddler daughter

Home visits help Navajo mother support daughter with speech problems

  • family support

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council funds the Growing in Beauty program to offer individualized support to parents of young children.

Mom with black tshirt holds her toddler daughter in her lap as they draw with markers.

Home visitation program helps teen mom from Coolidge care for her daughter

  • family support

The FTF Gila River Indian Community Regional Partnership Council funds the Well Child Family Care program to provide support to teen parents.

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