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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.
The FTF Gila Regional Partnership Council funds the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program through the Gila County Library District.
In recent years, across Arizona, FTF has supported expanded child care options through direct funding and collaborating on ideas.
The FTF Gila Regional Partnership Council funds parenting education classes for local parents and caregivers.
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…
The FTF Gila Regional Partnership Council funds the First Smiles program to help support families in caring for their children’s oral health.
Adrea Ricke has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Gila Champion for Young Children.
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual developmental screenings in some of FTF’s rural and tribal regions.
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…
One of the requirements of Quality First centers is to conduct early screenings to assess health and developmental issues in children.