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Three child care teachers training on early literacy, each holding children's books.

Arizona wins $20 million federal literacy grant to improve literacy

  • AZ communities

FTF is part of a $20 million federal grant project designed to improve literacy for underserved children, such as children living in poverty.

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

  • 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 resource centers

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

  • Graham/Greenlee

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.

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.

mother-and-daughter

Maricopa mom attributes kindergarten success to parenting education program

  • school readiness

Mid-year of kindergarten at Butterfield Elementary School in Maricopa, 5-year-old Ruby Hoeh’s reading indicators were assessed. She was performing at a…

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