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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.
Like many Queen Creek families last year, Tori Shank, her husband Nathan, and their infant daughter Kayleen didn’t have a lot of interactions with other…
Young kids learn through their senses, and any problems with your child’s vision health are easier to correct with early treatment.
Developmental and sensory screenings are a way parents can learn about their child’s development and can also identify concerns.
The FTF San Carlos Apache Regional Partnership Council funds the Developmental and Sensory Screening program for local families.
A 50% drop in referrals to Arizona’s Early Intervention Program has partners trying to reach parents about the importance of early screenings.
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual developmental screenings in some of FTF’s rural and tribal regions.
Now that he’s started kindergarten, Kaylee Talgo is happy that Bryson was able to start day one with clear vision.
“She’ll open a book when the teacher says, ‘OK, let’s read.’ It makes me happy inside to hear that about my child,” LaVedalene Guy said.
Healthy Steps for Young Children customizes services to meet individual family needs through enhanced well-child care, home visits and parent information.