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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.
Your child’s first five years will have a big impact on their future. Learn how you can help them develop and grow.
Kat Willard, Senior Director of Family Support and Literacy at First Things First, shares creative ways to have intentional conversations with your little one.
The FTF Pinal Regional Partnership Council funds the Family, Friends and Neighbor program, which focuses on supporting in-home child care providers.
The FTF Phoenix South Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin program to empower caregivers with tools to encourage a healthy development for children.
When a local child care center in Parker closed, the FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes Regional Partnership Council stepped in.
Over the past seven years, both enrollment and quality levels have improved among providers participating in Quality First.
First Things First invites families to show their gratitude for the state’s early care and education providers through the #ShareTheCareAZ campaign.
First Things First is again sponsoring a production at Childsplay Theatre, which turns children’s books and stories into live-action on stage.
The children at the UCP Early Learning Center are growing and learning together in inclusive classrooms, which research shows is best for young children.