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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 survey of Arizona’s working parents shows that 35% said they have left a job in the past year due to child care issues.
Federal child care assistance is ending as advocates warn of a child care cliff that jeopardizes working families, employers and Arizona’s economy.
The forum at Twin Arrows conference center outside of Flagstaff was the second quarterly gathering on Strengthening the Child Care Workforce.
One focus will be the workforce pipeline. Many early care and education organizations find it difficult to locate skilled workers.
Any working family can take the survey at: surveymonkey.com/r/mychildcare. Early childhood partners are asked to share the survey, also.
The FTF Central East Community Forum on Strengthening the Child Care Workforce was the first of a planned set of statewide quarterly forums.
On a Phoenix business podcast, FTF leaders discussed the state of child care in Arizona, which is ripe with both challenges and opportunities.
The last few years have been very hard for child care providers. Quality First is here to help.
The City of Phoenix Airport Worker Child Care Scholarship Program should help more airport worker families afford quality child care.