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For Parents.To help you do the best you can, here’s some information, tools and resources for supporting your child’s healthy development and learning.
About FTF. Created by Arizona voters, First Things First partners with families and communities to help our state’s young children be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Grants. First Things First invests in strategies and programs that support the development, health and learning of children birth to age 5 (before kindergarten).
Get Involved. First Things First partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.
The federal American Rescue Act recently expanded the Child Tax Credit that parents can receive per child.
Earlier this year, a statewide Kindergarten Entry Assessment was funded as part of Arizona’s early literacy initiatives.
Parents of young children and other volunteers are needed to help impact the early childhood services and programs available in local communities across…
A new FTF report highlights the challenges Arizona’s young children faced before the pandemic, and how some of those barriers have worsened.
The First Things First state Board recently welcomed its newest member, Dr. Christian Osmeña.
FTF is looking for about 150 volunteers who will collaborate with other dedicated community members in local communities across the state.
Faith communities play an important role in supporting high-quality early childhood experiences to help children be ready for kindergarten.
The First Things First Board recently welcomed two new members Steve Lynn of Tucson and Bea Rocklin of Phoenix.
The AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline is available free of charge to Arizona child care providers to connect with a trained health expert.