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Mother hugging her son as he goes to school

Surviving child care separation anxiety

  • social-emotional development

Leaving your child in someone else’s care may cause separation anxiety, but you and your little one will be okay.

Premature child at birth and at his second birthday

Why our preemie son’s second birthday was so special

  • child development

With support, most babies born prematurely will catch up to their full-term peers by the time they turn 2.

new tool for parents to find early childhood programs in Arizona

Find early childhood programs in your Arizona community

  • AZ communities

Use our new search tool to learn about and connect with early childhood programs near you.

child crawling

Track your child’s developmental milestones

  • child development

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if…

Young child with glasses plays with parents

Podcast: Eyes on Learning

  • health and nutrition

Healthy vision is important for a child’s development and learning. But children don’t know what they can’t see.

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Arizona’s young children drowning rate is double the national rate

  • safety

Drownings are a top cause of injury-related death for Arizona children. Consider these tips to keep your child safe around water.

healthy-summer-lunch

Young kids can stay healthy with Summer Lunch Buddies program

  • health and nutrition

Food security, especially access to healthy, nutritious foods, is critical for ending both child malnutrition, obesity and for helping young kids be ready for…

Picky eaters - toddler not wanting to eat food

Babies and toddlers can be fussy or picky eaters. Sometimes it’s more serious.

  • health and nutrition

Children with pediatric feeding disorders are more than fussy babies or picky eaters. But it can be very hard for parents to recognize the difference.​

Family with child reading

Arizona kids less likely to get screened

  • child development

​​Efforts underway to increase screening rates and connect families to resources​

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