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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.
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Did you know that young Albert Einstein spent a lot of time playing with blocks?
A recent study shows that quality child care and preschool programs boost kids’ social-emotional skills and academic achievement.
Encouraging curiosity in the early years can help your child do better in school.
New research from Harvard highlights that early brain development is interconnected. Social-emotional, language and physical skills all build on each other.
Play is a natural and important way young children discover and learn. Parents and caring adults can do their part by getting in the game.
It makes sense, but now there’s research that the more gentle touching the better for a baby’s brain.
Reading together helps young children develop important life skills as well as language and literacy.