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volunteer champions

First Things First honors 2018 Champions for Young Children throughout Arizona

Every year, First Things First honors early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early…


Young kids can stay healthy with Summer Lunch Buddies program

Food security, especially access to healthy, nutritious foods, is critical for ending both child malnutrition, obesity and for helping young kids be ready for…

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Get ready to celebrate Week of the Young Child in April

​April ​16-20 is an opportunity to highlight the importance of early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children.

Child Development baby podcast

Podcast: The Basics of Baby and Toddler Development

This episode is about the most important and useful things for parents – especially new parents – to know about child development.

Marilee Dal Pra First Things First CEO

Q&A with new FTF CEO Marilee Dal Pra

In late December, Marilee Dal Pra began serving as chief executive officer of First Things First. Learn more about her experience, vision and passion for the…

Parent Seat Vacancy

Be a voice for young kids: parent volunteer seats open

P​arents of young children and other volunteers are needed to help impact the early childhood services and programs available in local communities across…


FTF launches innovative awareness initiative with City of Surprise

​Pa​rents visiting the Surprise Resource Center with young children now have a developmentally-friendly playroom to have fun and learn more about early…


Read our 2017 annual report

Learn about the impact FTF programs have had on children and families over the past year, as well as system-building efforts that are expanding resources for…

Pilot program

Collaboration in FTF Yuma region brings Community School pilot to local elementary school

​​This Community School model integrates academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement with the goal of…

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