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children sitting on church floor listening to a teacher read them a book.

Partnering with faith communities in supporting families and young children

  • AZ communities

Faith communities play an important role in supporting high-quality early childhood experiences to help children be ready for kindergarten.

blue box that says FTF welcomes new board members

New community leaders bring both past experience and fresh perspectives to FTF Board

  • board

The First Things First Board recently welcomed two new members Steve Lynn of Tucson and Bea Rocklin of Phoenix.

Use of health consultants on the rise among child care providers

  • health

The AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline is available free of charge to Arizona child care providers to connect with a trained health expert.

First Things First 2021 Annual Report showcases resilience and determination of those who serve…

  • AZ communities

First Things First recently published its State Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report, Fulfilling Our Commitments to Children and Communities.

Woman standing in hospital room talking to mother who recently gave birth to a child.

Helping eastern Arizona moms of newborns one conversation at a time

  • Graham/Greenlee

Tanya Montez’s connection to the early childhood programs throughout Graham and Greenlee counties has made her an indispensable resource.

plaque of Eddie Basha Leadership Award

First Things First Navajo Nation Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

  • Navajo Nation

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council was honored for their collective work to support babies, toddlers and preschoolers in the region.

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Help for AZ families looking for early childhood programs

  • early childhood

First Things First’s new-and-improved online search tool makes it easy for families with young children to find FTF-funded early childhood programs and…

use our search tool to find programs funded by First Things First

Find free early childhood programs across Arizona

  • parenting

Use our new-and-improved search tool to find programs and services available near you.

Three child care teachers training on early literacy, each holding children's books.

Arizona wins $20 million federal literacy grant to improve literacy

  • literacy

FTF is part of a $20 million federal grant project designed to improve literacy for underserved children, such as children living in poverty.

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