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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.

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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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Local governments eyeing investments in quality early learning

  • AZ communities

A city-funded high-quality preschool program is showing other Arizona cities and towns that investing in its youngest residents pays off.

Walter Gilliam

How bias plays a part in early childhood expulsion

  • early childhood

Walter Gilliam presented Early Childhood Expulsion and Bias: How We Can Do Better for Our Children, at the 2019 First Things First Early Childhood Summit.

2019 annual report

FTF’s 2019 Annual Report details how young lives are impacted throughout Arizona

  • early childhood

The FTF 2019 annual report details working with communities and families to promote school readiness in Arizona’s young children.

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First Things First, Bashas’ and Food City partner to support Arizona’s youngest children

  • AZ communities

Arizona grocery shoppers will have the opportunity in September to help Arizona’s youngest children learn, grow and succeed through a register promotion.

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