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Fourth annual Early Childhood Legislative Day builds statewide awareness of young children’s…

  • AZ communities

Early Childhood Legislative Day brought together hundreds of early childhood supporters to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.

Amy Corriveau

Bringing early childhood to the top of class

  • early childhood

First Things First’s Amy Corriveau was a recent guest on Grand Canyon University’s podcast for current and future teachers, Top of the Class.

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Promoting the early learning, lifelong impact message

  • AZ communities

The new FTF awareness campaign focuses on the message that the experiences children have in their first five years create a long-lasting impact in all areas.

parents with toddlers

Make the most of their early years

  • parenting

Your child’s first five years will have a big impact on their future. Learn how you can help them develop and grow.

Volunteer to be a voice for young children in your Arizona community

  • AZ communities

FTF seeks about 150 volunteers for the opportunity to collaborate with other dedicated community members in local communities across Arizona. 

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Why counting Arizona’s young kids is easy, safe and important

  • AZ communities

Responding to the 2020 Census is an easy, safe and important way to ensure needed resources are provided for young kids and their communities for the next 10…

2019 Impact Reports

2019 FTF Impact Reports give detailed look into regional work

  • AZ communities

The 2019 FTF Impact Reports give insight into how First Things First is supporting families and their young children in your community.

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School officials share why early literacy starts well before the first day of kindergarten

  • early learning

By the time children are 3 and 4 years old their vocabulary, attention and general knowledge are predictors of third- and fourth-grade reading comprehension.

teacher on floor with two babies

Child care center director gets lifeline from the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

  • early childhood

The FTF-funded Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry helps early childhood professionals grow their skills and advance their careers.

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