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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 AZ New Parent Guide from First Things First has information and resources to help do your best in caring for your new baby.
The FTF Yavapai Regional Council was honored for its collective work to improve support services for families with young children.
The SHIFT program, which stands for Safe, Healthy Infants and Families Thrive, was started through the Pinal County Courts.
Early childhood supporters can help families not get dropped from KidsCare or AHCCCS by encouraging them to update their contact information.
FTF and partners were chosen for a series of pop-up immunization events to help families catch up after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US is the only developed country in the world with a rising maternal mortality rate. And about 60% of maternal deaths are preventable.
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.
The AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline is available free of charge to Arizona child care providers to connect with a trained health expert.