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Nurse giving a baby a vaccination

Childhood immunization rates slipping to dangerously low levels

  • child development

FTF is working with early childhood partners to urge families to keep their babies, toddlers and preschoolers on schedule for their immunizations.

dads and young children

Dear Dads: You’re doing fine

  • fatherhood

Now’s a good time to think about the important role you play in your child’s life and have a game plan for dealing with stress and uncertainty.

baby girl getting hearing screened

Dramatic drop in screening referrals prompts concern for early intervention for Arizona’s young…

  • child development

A 50% drop in referrals to Arizona’s Early Intervention Program has partners trying to reach parents about the importance of early screenings.

woman with headset, sitting in front of a computer, video chatting with a mom and her child

FTF-funded program fills assessment gap through online developmental screenings

  • child development

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual developmental screenings in some of FTF’s rural and tribal regions.

woman with clipboard and another woman sitting watching a small child play with blocks.

Two grants awarded to help reduce preschool expulsions in southeastern Arizona

  • child development

The FTF Cochise Region and FTF Graham/Greenlee Region recently received two separate grants to fund early childhood mental health consultation.

NICU nurse reading book to newborn

Finding a trusted voice in nurses

  • child development

The FTF Community Outreach team recently trained nurses from the Arizona High Risk Perinatal Program in early childhood resources available for families.

small girl playing with triangle musical instrument

Helping bridge the service gap for children with special needs

  • child development

A pilot program is providing support for families who have developmental concerns about their child, but aren’t eligible for special needs services.

parents with toddlers

Make the most of their early years

  • parenting

Your child’s first five years will have a big impact on their future. Learn how you can help them develop and grow.

Mom reading book with toddler

Arizona Parent Kit inspires Lake Havasu City preschooler’s love for reading

  • child development

First Things First provides the Arizona Parent Kit free of charge to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center.

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