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New funding set to nearly double the number of Quality First programs across Arizona

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The funding will allow the First Things First signature program, Quality First, to expand by up to 800 providers over the next three years.

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Getting Ready for School AZ

  • early care and education

FTF is helping to spread the word about Arizona Department of Education efforts to enroll students for fall in-person classes.

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Three months of child care assistance available to some parents returning to work

  • early care and education

The “Arizona Back to Work” plan is designed to support Arizonans as they return to work as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Say thank you to Arizona child care providers through #ShareTheCareAZ campaign

  • AZ communities

FTF invites Arizonans to show their gratitude for the state’s early care and education providers through the #ShareTheCareAZ campaign.

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Quality First preschool helps three sisters from San Luis succeed in kindergarten and beyond

  • child care

The FTF Yuma Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality care centers and preschool.

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Family, Friends and Neighbor program helps Maricopa grandmother prepare granddaughter for…

  • grandparents

The FTF Pinal Regional Partnership Council funds the Family, Friends and Neighbor program, which focuses on supporting in-home child care providers.

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Kith and Kin program helps Phoenix mom provide structure in son’s life

  • social-emotional development

The FTF Phoenix South Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin program to empower caregivers with tools to encourage a healthy development for children.

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Quality First center in northwest Phoenix supports foster child’s social skills in classroom

  • social-emotional development

The FTF Phoenix North Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

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New grant provides quality early learning to kids of working families living in Parker

  • tribal

When a local child care center in Parker closed, the FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes Regional Partnership Council stepped in.

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