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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.

Mother with two daughters

Gila River Indian Community child care center gets first 5-star Quality First rating for a tribal…

  • early learning

The Early Education Child Care Center in Sacaton was one of the first centers chosen to participate in Quality First when the program began in 2009.

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Raising a bilingual baby

  • early learning

Many parents cite positive research that says a second language aids brain development as a reason to raise a bilingual child.

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Helping boys thrive

  • child development

All young children need positive, nurturing relationships with caring adults to support their healthy development. But boys grow and develop in their own,…

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As Native American Heritage Month is recognized, importance of teaching young children native…

  • early learning

This year, the importance of teaching young children native language is being highlighted during November’s Native American Heritage Month.

Male teacher and students looking at a globe.

High-quality early education outcomes extend to second generation

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An update to the well-known Perry Preschool study focuses on a new benefit: better outcomes for the original study participants’ children.

Sheilah Nicholas

Keeping ancestral languages alive and relevant today

  • early learning

Language expert says maintaining Native American languages in early childhood helps to preserve culture and identity.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallegos

Four new Phoenix-area family resource centers make resources more accessible

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FTF and the City of Phoenix have partnered to open four new family resource centers dedicated to providing services to families with young children.

Violet Duncan storytelling with a group of young children.

Museums open their doors to young children with family-friendly features

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Young children learn best through play and experiences that use all their senses to interact with the world, including interactive displays at museums.

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