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Mother holding up a book next to her young daughter

Doctors boost literacy through well-child visits in Whiteriver

  • language & literacy

Every family that comes in for a well-child visit appointment gets an age-appropriate book and development information for their child

Smart Talk: New interactive learning tool shows the power of conversation

  • language & literacy

What’s the best way to support the language and early literacy development of very young children? There’s a well-established and growing base of evidence…

Group of people standing around book display at AEA Credit Union

Yuma reading corner encourages early literacy

  • early learning

First Things First recently partnered with AEA Federal Credit Union in Yuma to open AEA’s Read Everyday Corner at its main branch.

Phoenix family resource center provides support to young boy

  • family support

After spending a year attending story time at the center, Gabby Martinez said she is confident that Julian will be ready for kindergarten.

Safford library story time helps instill love of learning in girl

  • literacy

When Chandler Aaron was 9 months old, her mom went back to work as a school teacher. Luckily for Chandler, her grandma Barbara Matthews became her full-time…

Mom reading book with toddler

Arizona Parent Kit inspires Lake Havasu City preschooler’s love for reading

  • child development

First Things First provides the Arizona Parent Kit free of charge to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center.

boy pointing to number chart

As Native American Heritage Month is recognized, importance of teaching young children native…

  • early learning

This year, the importance of teaching young children native language is being highlighted during November’s Native American Heritage Month.

Sheilah Nicholas

Keeping ancestral languages alive and relevant today

  • early learning

Language expert says maintaining Native American languages in early childhood helps to preserve culture and identity.

Map of Arizona

Bringing data to life in support of young kids

  • AZ communities

An interactive mapping tool helps the First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council make better informed decisions.

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