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2017-annual-report-poster

Read our 2017 annual report

  • AZ communities

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

  • early learning

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

oral-health-screening

Oral health coalition in FTF Navajo/Apache region making an impact on kids

  • oral health

FTF and partners are working together to find solutions for oral health challenges in rural Arizona.

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Summer Lunch Buddies program serves up nutritious meals for young kids

  • health and nutrition

Many families in Arizona rely on free and reduced price lunches at school to provide a healthy meal to their kids. The Summer Lunch Buddies program serves up…

Preventing Hunger

Tackling childhood hunger and obesity in Maricopa County

  • health and nutrition

First Things First regions in Maricopa County are part of a new systems-building partnership to reduce hunger, increase access to nutritious foods and reduce…

legislative-day

Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol connects policymakers with early childhood stakeholders

  • AZ communities

The inaugural event highlighted why early childhood is critical to the future of our state and how it links to shared priorities such as healthy children,…

champion-vedock

Arizona pediatrician promotes the importance of the early years

  • health and nutrition

As a parent of a two young children, Dr. Kathleen Vedock knows firsthand the critical importance of the first five years in a child’s development and shares…

Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park educators lead innovative work to help prepare kids for kindergarten

  • AZ communities

A team of education leaders from the Litchfield Elementary School District are helping families access tools that help their young children prepare for…

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2016 Annual Report details return on AZ’s early childhood investment

  • AZ communities

Since the inception of First Things First, the percentage of kindergarteners with untreated tooth decay has decreased by 8%. This and other notable…

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