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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.

Parents as Teachers provides support to Tucson mom of special needs son

  • Pima South

The FTF Pima South Region funds the program, which provides parents with free, in-home visits from a parent educator.

Experienced mom gets support to parent 2-year-old daughter in Rio Rico

  • Santa Cruz

The FTF Santa Cruz Region funds the program, which provides parents with no-cost, in-home visits from a parent educator.

Specialized home visitation program helps Tucson boy catch up on developmental milestones

  • Pima North

The FTF Pima North Regional Council funds the Parents as Teachers Children with Special Needs program that provides the family with a parent coach.

Prescott Valley Quality First center provides stability and learning for 4-year-old boy

  • Quality First Scholarships

The FTF Yavapai Region funds Quality First, which works with home-based child care providers, like Granny’s House, to improve early learning.

Home visitation helps Yuma mom keep her premature baby on track with his developmental milestones

  • Yuma

The Healthy Families home visitation program provides parents with regular in-home visits from a trained parent coach.

Phoenix couple gets help from FTF-funded program to raise twin daughters born prematurely

  • ECE for children with special needs

The FTF Phoenix South Regional Council fund the Side by Side program to help identify and address developmental concerns early and provide coaching supports to…

Nurse-Family Partnership Home visitation supports new mother through her anxiety in Phoenix

  • Phoenix North

The FTF Phoenix North Regional Council funds the Nurse-Family Partnership Home Visitation program that provides the family with a parent coach.

Quality First preschool helps Aguila boy find confidence

  • Northwest Maricopa

The FTF Northwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs

HealthySteps helps Taylor, Ariz. mom foster healthy development of her premature baby

  • well-child pediatric visits and care coordination

The FTF Navajo/Apache Regional Partnership Council funds the HealthySteps program to give parents guidance with feeding, behavior, sleep and other challenges.

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