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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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