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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.

Teaching young kids about gratitude

  • parenting

Gratitude can be a difficult concept for toddlers and preschoolers. The holiday season is a good time to help them learn some important life lessons.

Connecting with your baby’s emotions

  • child development

Babies feel safe and secure when they trust their parents to respond to their needs and soothe their emotions when they feel distressed. With that confidence,…

early vision screening can help correct problems

Keep an eye on your child’s vision

  • health and developmental screenings

Young kids learn through their senses, and any problems with your child’s vision health are easier to correct with early treatment.

use our search tool to find programs funded by First Things First

Find free early childhood programs across Arizona

  • parenting

Use our new-and-improved search tool to find programs and services available near you.

Resources in Spanish on blue background with green and blue polka dots

New one-stop to find FTF’s Spanish-language resources for parents of young children

  • child development

First Things First recently bundled its Spanish-language parent resources into one page called Recursos en Español.

Mom holding her sons hands as he learns how to walk

Home visitation program provides support to Peach Springs boy with developmental milestones

  • child development

The FTF Hualapai Tribe Regional Council funds the home visitation strategy which offers individualized support to parents of young children.

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Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time mom learn how to take of care of infant son in Tempe

  • family support

The Nurse-Family Partnership program provides regular visits by trained nurses starting in early pregnancy through the child’s second year.

2020 Gift Guide: The best toys and gifts for young children

  • play

Our interactive guide offers low-cost options by age and stage of development. Many are free, like the best gift you can give: quality time with you.

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