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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.

girl-at-school

Center teaches mom tools to support toddler’s learning

  • family resource center

Even though she has a successful career in business and community development, Lisa Armijo of Phoenix was like many new moms –unsure she had the skills to…

Tempe mom credits kids’ school success to empowering parenting program

  • school readiness

​​​​Liliana Acosta had five children’s books in her home and would read them to her children every night. But, her daughter’s preschool teachers…

Mom of two finds support at family resource center

  • parenting education

​​​​​ “Even though you think you know it, there’s different ways to parent. It’s not the way we were taught how to parent,” said Elizabeth…

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