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First time mom and dad get boost of confidence from parenting class in Miami

  • parenting education

The FTF Gila Regional Partnership Council funds parenting education classes for local parents and caregivers.

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Audrey Opitz is the 2021 Gila Champion for Young Children

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Audrey Opitz has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Gila Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…

Oral health program in Payson helps with 4-year-old boy’s dental needs

  • oral health

The FTF Gila Regional Partnership Council funds the First Smiles program to help support families in caring for their children’s oral health.

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Adrea Ricke is the 2020 Gila Champion

  • Gila

Adrea Ricke has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Gila Champion for Young Children.

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FTF-funded program fills assessment gap through online developmental screenings

  • child development

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual developmental screenings in some of FTF’s rural and tribal regions.

Quality First preschools in Globe-Miami area helping children prepare for kindergarten

  • Quality First

Brandi White, a mother of four children and a former elementary school teacher has seen a difference in her 4-year-old son, Vander, since enrolling him in…

Hearing screening at Quality First center helps Payson boy be successful

  • Quality First

One of the requirements of Quality First centers is to conduct early screenings to assess health and developmental issues in children.

Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services support family as their son’s first and best teacher

  • parent education/awareness

Lydia Aguilar-Ott and her husband started taking parenting classes before their son was born.They had heard over and over that even when parents aren’t…

Quality First scholarship helps Miami boy prepare for kindergarten

  • Quality First

​​As a mother of three, Summer Hernandez understands the importance of a mom’s role in her children’s lives. Hernandez will be the first one, however,…

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