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Arizona Parent Kit inspires Lake Havasu City preschooler’s love for reading

  • child development

First Things First provides the Arizona Parent Kit free of charge to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center.

Dr. Cristen Mann

Dr. Cristen Mann is the 2019 La Paz/Mohave Region Champion

  • champion

Dr. Cristen Mann has been selected as the 2019 First Things First La Paz/Mohave Region Champion for Young Children.

Mom reading with two daughters

Lake Havasu City mom finds quality child care makes big difference in preparing her daughters for…

  • Quality First

The preschool offers half-day sessions to help ease the transition for young kids with no formal schedule at home to a full-day schedule at school.

Tara McCluskey

Tara McCluskey is La Paz/Mohave’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

  • champion

Tara McCluskey has been selected as the 2018 La Paz/Mohave First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…


Former preemies get strong start at Quality First center in Kingman

  • Quality First

Avery and Ariya Espinosa were born 10 weeks premature, each weighing less than four pounds. They spent their first six weeks in the neonatal intensive care…

Quality preschool ensures school readiness for Bullhead City siblings

  • La Paz/Mohave

​​Cost and convenience are what first attracted Amanda Amann to Tiny T-Birds Early Childhood Center in Bullhead City, but the mother of two said it was the…

Home visitation services help Colorado City boy improve verbal skills to start kindergarten on…

  • family support

​​Without the support of home visitation services, Tiffanie Barlow’s son likely would not have started kindergarten on time.“He was two years old, and…

Carolyn Alexander is La Paz/Mohave’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

  • champion

Carolyn Alexander has been selected as the 2017 La Paz/Mohave First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…


Supporting teenage parents as their child’s first teachers

  • parenting education

Sienna knew she needed a lot more than a book when it came to knowing what to expect when she and her boyfriend found themselves expecting their first child.…

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