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Top 5 reasons to start saving early with an AZ529 Education Savings Account

  • early childhood

AZ529 is a state-sponsored 529 Plan designed to help parents, family and friends save for a young child’s future educational expenses.

First Things First

Find simple ways to be a champion for young children with FTF’s Take Action page

  • AZ communities

FTF’s Take Action page offers easy ways to connect with FTF, such as signing up for our mailing list and following us on social media.

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Supporting families of young kids virtually

  • family support

For many who work with young children, technology has offered an alternative way to provide families with resources and support.

2020 Annual Report

First Things First 2020 Annual Report details continued commitment to children and communities

  • early childhood

This year we are proudest of the role that FTF and partners played in ensuring crucial early childhood programs continued during the crisis.

Encuentre Servicios

New online tool helps Spanish-speaking parents find programs and services in their area

  • child development

Encuentre Servicios is a companion to FTF’s Find Programs, which provides an easy way to find FTF-funded programs available near you.

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Virtual FTF Early Childhood Summit 2020 triples conference attendance

  • early childhood

The FTF Early Childhood Summit 2020 welcomed more than 4,000 attendees for online learning and support for early child care professionals.

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Becoming a better preschool teacher through a community of practice

  • early childhood

The professional development program is designed to strengthen knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and how young kids learn.

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An uncertain future for child care in Arizona

  • child care

Early childhood experts discuss what the future holds for child care in Arizona and how our economy can survive without this crucial support.

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Great Expectations keeps pre-k teacher forever learning

  • early childhood

Pre-k teacher Ysidro Holmes is flourishing, thanks in part to support and mentoring from the Great Expectations program, funded through First Things First.

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