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Helping home visitors serve substance-exposed newborns and their families

  • well-child pediatric visits and care coordination

FTF recently received a grant that will provide additional training to parent educators who work with families of substance-exposed newborn babies.

Tips for talking with young children about coronavirus

  • social-emotional development

Find information and resources to help support young children emotionally with concerns about COVID-19.

two nurses hold the FTF growth chart

FTF celebrates health care heroes during Global Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • health & nutrition

First Things First recognizes the important role that nurses and midwives play in helping families keep their babies, toddlers and preschoolers healthy.

mom holding small baby

Helping smooth the transition to parenthood

  • family support

As Arizona’s early childhood agency, FTF recognizes the important first months in a newborn’s life and is sponsoring the 4th Trimester Arizona…

newborn getting a hearing test

Working together to better meet the developmental needs of Arizona’s youngest children

  • health and developmental screenings

Ensuring a child’s healthy development is a partnership between families, non-profit and public agencies, health care providers, early educators and other…

baby sleeping on his back

Creating a safe sleep environment at home for baby

  • safety

Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed October as Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Arizona, which aims to educate families with babies about safe sleep practices.

Breastfeeding

First Baby Café in Arizona named after former FTF regional partnership council member

  • health & nutrition

The Summit Healthcare Leslie Meyer Baby Café is named after long-time FTF Navajo/Apache Regional Council member Leslie Meyer, who passed away this year.

toddler with red shirt and blue glasses

Starting Arizona’s young children on the path to healthy vision

  • health & nutrition

The Eyes On Learning campaign advises parents to get their child’s first vision screening as early as age 1 and at least once more between ages 3-5.

summer lunch buddies banner

Helping young kids stay healthy with free summer meals

  • AZ communities

Summer Lunch Buddies is a statewide campaign which connects families to no-cost summer meals for kids 18 and younger.

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