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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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic sensory and developmental screenings to identify potential delays were often missed.
The FTF San Carlos Apache Region funds developmental, hearing and vision screenings to improve the number of screenings for children in the region.
First Things First has revised our online Ages and Stages content for families with young children to reflect recent updates to developmental milestones from…
Developmental and sensory screenings are a way parents can learn about their child’s development and can also identify concerns.
The FTF San Carlos Apache Regional Partnership Council funds the Developmental and Sensory Screening program for local families.
A 50% drop in referrals to Arizona’s Early Intervention Program has partners trying to reach parents about the importance of early screenings.
Now that he’s started kindergarten, Kaylee Talgo is happy that Bryson was able to start day one with clear vision.
“She’ll open a book when the teacher says, ‘OK, let’s read.’ It makes me happy inside to hear that about my child,” LaVedalene Guy said.
Maria Covarrubias of Avondale remembers watching her 3-year-old son Cesar, sitting by the door all day waiting for his older sister to return from…