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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.

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Sharing how parents can build early literacy by talking to babies

  • early learning

Kat Willard, Senior Director of Family Support and Literacy at First Things First, shares creative ways to have intentional conversations with your little one.

Grandparents smiling on the sofa with their grandchildren

Family, Friends and Neighbor program helps Maricopa grandmother prepare granddaughter for…

  • early learning

The FTF Pinal Regional Partnership Council funds the Family, Friends and Neighbor program, which focuses on supporting in-home child care providers.

Two boys in a preschool classroom

Kith and Kin program helps Phoenix mom provide structure in son’s life

  • early care and education

The FTF Phoenix South Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin program to empower caregivers with tools to encourage a healthy development for children.

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New grant provides quality early learning to kids of working families living in Parker

  • early learning

When a local child care center in Parker closed, the FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes Regional Partnership Council stepped in.

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Quality early learning continues to improve in Arizona

  • Quality First

Over the past seven years, both enrollment and quality levels have improved among providers participating in Quality First.

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Say thank you to Arizona’s child care providers

  • early learning

First Things First invites families to show their gratitude for the state’s early care and education providers through the #ShareTheCareAZ campaign.

Elephant and Piggie actors

Childsplay brings magical theater experience to young kids

  • early learning

First Things First is again sponsoring a production at Childsplay Theatre, which turns children’s books and stories into live-action on stage.

teacher pushing little girl on swing

Teacher and caregiver coaching helps north Phoenix center excel at inclusive environment

  • Phoenix North

The children at the UCP Early Learning Center are growing and learning together in inclusive classrooms, which research shows is best for young children.

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