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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.
FTF is part of a $20 million federal grant project designed to improve literacy for underserved children, such as children living in poverty.
Every family that comes in for a well-child visit appointment gets an age-appropriate book and development information for their child
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…
First Things First recently partnered with AEA Federal Credit Union in Yuma to open AEA’s Read Everyday Corner at its main branch.
After spending a year attending story time at the center, Gabby Martinez said she is confident that Julian will be ready for kindergarten.
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…
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.
An interactive mapping tool helps the First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council make better informed decisions.
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…