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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 FTF grant allowed ECDE Associates Inc. to work with an international child language researcher to develop a language program.
Having back-and-forth conversations with your baby, even before they can use words, helps them learn and develop language. It’s easy and fun to do.
Your child’s first five years will have a big impact on their future. Learn how you can help them develop and grow.
Don’t worry about finding the perfect gift for dad. Focus on the important gifts that dads give to their young children.
FTF works to support the efforts of tribal communities working on language reclamation in many ways, such as bilingual books.
Kat Willard, Senior Director of Family Support and Literacy at First Things First, shares creative ways to have intentional conversations with your little one.
Every family that comes in for a well-child visit appointment gets an age-appropriate book and development information for their child
Video chat with is a great way to help your little one build relationships and stay connected with long-distance family and friends.
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…