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Parent Kit

From the day a child is born, the care, attention, love and support they experience lays the foundation for their future. This digital Parent Kit is here to help you meet the challenges of being a parent and do your best in supporting the healthy development of your baby, toddler or preschooler. You’ll find information and resources on child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness.

Becoming a Parent

Learn about pregnancy, childbirth and bringing home your new baby.

Parent Kit Infant Category

Your Infant

Learn how babies develop and how to care for your baby in the first year.

Your Toddler

Learn about caring for a child between ages 1 and 3.

Your Preschooler

Learn about raising a child between ages 3 and 5.

Parent Kit Family Category

Your Family's Well-being

Learn about taking care of your family’s physical and emotional health.

First Things Blog

Information and inspiration for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers

 

parentkit_mainArizona Parent Kit

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. It’s also available for checkout at libraries statewide. The Arizona Parent Kit contains resources to help parents support their child in each phase of their early development, from baby to toddler to preschooler. These tools:

  • Connect families to helpful resources through the Arizona Parent Guide, which provides 80 pages of information and resources to help parents care for their child, including tips about child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness;
  • Promote early literacy with a board book and book mark to encourage parents to begin reading to and with their child from the very beginning;
  • Support oral health with a dental kit, provided in partnership with Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, containing tips about caring for a child’s teeth, as well as tooth brushes – one for a child, one for an adult – and fluoride toothpaste; and
  • Remind parents that expert help is a phone call away with a refrigerator magnet promoting the toll-free Birth to Five Helpline, which provides free advice and answers to the toughest parenting questions from nurses and other child development experts.

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