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impact reports

2018 Impact Reports showcase regional work across Arizona

  • AZ communities

Want to know the impact that First Things First (FTF) is having in your community? Take a look at the 2018 FTF Regional Impact Reports.Every year, First Things…

Want to enhance economic development? Invest in child care

  • investments

Having high quality child care with the resources available for families to access is not just good for kids, it is good for parents as employees, their…

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gives a prescription for play

  • parenting

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gets the attention of early educators when she asks:  “What happened to play?” in her 2018 Summit presentation

mental health

Mental health is an important part of early childhood developmental milestones

  • parenting

We celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness in May—a time to remember that a child’s future success depends on socio-emotional and behavioral…

NAEYC logo

Get ready to celebrate Week of the Young Child in April

  • early learning

​April ​16-20 is an opportunity to highlight the importance of early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children.

Marilee Dal Pra First Things First CEO

Q&A with new FTF CEO Marilee Dal Pra

  • AZ communities

In late December, Marilee Dal Pra began serving as chief executive officer of First Things First. Learn more about her experience, vision and passion for the…


Let’s all resolve to do more for Arizona’s youngest kids

  • early childhood

​​Building Bright Futures – our biennial statewide report – is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the challenges facing Arizona’s young…


Volunteer seats open to those who want to be a voice for young kids

  • early childhood

Volunteering to serve on a First Things First regional partnership council is an opportunity to share your leadership and make a positive impact on children…


Why early childhood matters to superintendents

  • early childhood

​According to a national study, 77 percent of U.S. public school superintendents say early childhood care and education has a great deal of impact on a…

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