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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.

helping boys thrive summit

Helping boys thrive

  • child development

All young children need positive, nurturing relationships with caring adults to support their healthy development. But boys grow and develop in their own,…

little boy frowning

The ABCs of life: Supporting your child’s social-emotional development

  • social-emotional development

Parents who nurture positive relationships with their baby, toddler or preschooler are helping them develop social-emotional skills that will be important…

Building awareness of no-cost statewide helpline for parents of young kids

  • child development

Southwest Human Development and First Things First are partnering to better promote the free Birth to Five Helpline with families of young children.

Latina mother talking with her baby

Spanish-language resources available to help support healthy development of young children

  • parenting

Early childhood providers and educators can now share Spanish-language resources with Spanish-speaking parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Don’t miss ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ February 9 on Arizona PBS

  • child development

The acclaimed documentary tells the story of the gentle force behind “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and his unwavering care and compassion for…

baby girl playing with puzzle together with mom and sister

Pediatricians say simple toys are best

  • play

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends basic toys that encourage imagination and interaction between parent and child.

Premature child at birth and at his second birthday

Why our preemie son’s second birthday was so special

  • child development

With support, most babies born prematurely will catch up to their full-term peers by the time they turn 2.

new tool for parents to find early childhood programs in Arizona

Find early childhood programs in your Arizona community

  • AZ communities

Use our new search tool to learn about and connect with early childhood programs near you.

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