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Child Care for Babies

  • early learning

Learn how to choose a caregiver for your baby.

conversation helps kids develop language skills

“In child development, conversation is the golden nugget.”

  • infants

What’s the best thing parents can do to support their child’s development? We asked Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, an expert on how young children learn and…

The power of pretend play

The power of pretend play

  • child development

When toddlers engage in pretend play, they are doing much more than just​ having fun. Discover why pretend play is so important.​​​


Green Valley Rotary Club supports early learning opportunities in their community

  • early learning

When Rotary member Chad Densen shared that the Early Learning Center in his town was in need, the Valley Verde Rotary members wanted to help. For many…


National experts encourage community response to adverse childhood experiences in Arizona

  • social-emotional development

​National experts recently visited Arizona to share how everyone can do their part to help prevent or lessen the impact of adverse childhood experiences,…

TV time and language

TV and videos don’t help very young children learn new words

  • early literacy

Babies and toddlers develop language skills by listening and interacting with caring adults – real talk with real people.

Childcare podcast

Podcast: What to look for in quality child care

  • early learning

​Choosing a child care setting for your infant, toddler or preschooler is a big decision. Learn about the elements of a quality setting so you can make a…

Dr. Li Keynote

Fred Rogers Center’s Junlei Li delivers inspiring keynote at FTF Summit

  • early learning

​Watch Junlei Li, co-director of the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, open the 2017 First Things First Early Childhood Summit with a captivating…

Quality First Study

Study: Quality First works to improve and measure quality in early learning

  • early learning

A recent study has proven that Quality First works to improve the quality of early learning settings and that the scale used to rate programs does reflect…

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