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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.
A recent study shows that the number of back-and-forth conversations you have with your young child is more important for brain development and language skills…
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gets the attention of early educators when she asks: “What happened to play?” in her 2018 Summit presentation
New research shows that reading a story book with pictures sparks more brain activity in kids than watching a cartoon or reading a book without pictures.
New research from Harvard highlights that early brain development is interconnected. Social-emotional, language and physical skills all build on each other.
How to help your child learn language and explore the world through play.
Learn how your newborn is developing and how to take care of her.
Learn about raising a child who is becoming more active, talking and testing limits.
Learn about setting behavior guidelines for your young child.
Learn about teething, sleep patterns and helping your baby learn.