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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.

5-star Quality First center in Mohave Valley helps develop the whole child

  • child care

The FTF La Paz/Mohave Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

Safford library storytime helps young Solomon boy prepare for a lifetime of learning

  • Graham/Greenlee

The First Things First Graham/Greenlee Regional Partnership Council funds early literacy programs, like Story Time at the Library, to help families foster…

Family resource center in Chandler helps parents give strong early literacy foundation to daughters

  • family resource centers

The FTF East Maricopa Regional Council funds Chandler CARE Family Resource Center to provide a community hub of services and programs for children birth to age…

High-quality preschool provides nurturing environment for Flagstaff girl

  • child care

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

Sierra Vista mom learns how to connect with 5-year-old daughter after taking parenting class

  • parent education/awareness

The FTF Cochise Regional Council funds the Arizona’s Children Association Education Program which helps parents learn about early childhood brain…

Parker library provides early literacy support during COVID-19 to young boy online and at home

  • tribal

The FTF Colorado River Indian Tribe Regional Council funds the Colorado River Indian Tribes Library in Parker, Arizona.

Kith and Kin program helps Whiteriver mom be a better parent and caregiver

  • tribal

The FTF White Mountain Apache Tribe Regional Council funds the Kith and Kim program for family, friends and neighbors who provide home-based child care.

Professional development program through Tohono O’odham Community College helps teachers get…

  • tribal

The FTF Tohono O’odham Nation Regional Council funds the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Great Expectations for Teachers, Children and Families…

Nutrition classes help San Carlos family make healthier choices

  • tribal

The FTF San Carlos Apache Regional Council funds the Eating Smart and Being Active class which covers nutrition, food safety, cooking with young children and…

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