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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.

Brianna Spadafora is Phoenix South’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Brianna Spadafora has been selected as the 2017 Phoenix South First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

Lisa Alvarez is Phoenix North’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Lisa Alvarez has been selected as the 2017 Phoenix North First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

Alyson Cline is Northwest Maricopa’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Alyson Cline has been selected as the First Things First 2017 Champion for Young Children for the Northwest Maricopa region.The award is given to local…

Brandy Bridgewater is Navajo Nation’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Brandy Bridgewater has been selected as the 2017 Navajo Nation First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

Clay Stidham Jr. is Navajo/Apache’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Clay Stidham Jr. has been selected as the 2017 Navajo/Apache First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

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

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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…

Paulette LeBlanc is Graham/Greenlee’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Paulette LeBlanc has been selected as the 2017 Graham/Greenlee First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

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Native language preservation program benefits San Carlos Apache girl

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One of the reasons April Noline enrolled her infant daughter Emma-Jean in the San Carlos Apache Kid Child Care Center was that it provided instruction in the…

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Military veteran finds quality child care to help son learn and grow

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Kyle Wright, a veteran, was running out of options.The Navy veteran and single dad was working full-time and taking college classes through the GI Bill, and he…

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