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For Parents.To help you do the best you can, here’s some information, tools and resources for supporting your child’s healthy development and learning.
About FTF. Created by Arizona voters, First Things First partners with families and communities to help our state’s young children be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Grants. First Things First invests in strategies and programs that support the development, health and learning of children birth to age 5 (before kindergarten).
Get Involved. First Things First partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.
The professional development program is designed to strengthen knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and how young kids learn.
Early childhood experts discuss what the future holds for child care in Arizona and how our economy can survive without this crucial support.
Pre-k teacher Ysidro Holmes is flourishing, thanks in part to support and mentoring from the Great Expectations program, funded through First Things First.
FTF is honoring early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.
The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council is one of 15 FTF regions that supports professional development opportunities, including college scholarships.
At 16, Isabella Valencia has become a strong advocate for spreading the word of the importance of early childhood education.
Week of the Young Child (April 11-17) is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the importance of quality early learning.
Early Childhood Legislative Day brought together hundreds of early childhood supporters to raise awareness of the importance of 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.