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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.
Try to remember that you don’t have to be perfect, and taking care of yourself helps you take care of your children.
Young kids can be reluctant to try new things to eat. Here are some ways to motivate your toddler to take that first bite.
The farm-to-family model works to distribute locally grown produce to families of young children through FTF’s early childhood partners.
FTF partners with several Arizona tribes to support introducing indigenous foods to their communities’ babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Young kids learn through their senses, and any problems with your child’s vision health are easier to correct with early treatment.
Learn some simple ways to make going to the dentist a smoother, more positive experience for you and your child.
Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter. In toothpaste and drinking water, it makes teeth stronger and prevents tooth decay.
Regular dental check-ups help keep your child healthy and smiling. Learn how you can find a dentist for your child whether you have dental insurance or not.
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual developmental screenings in some of FTF’s rural and tribal regions.