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Dawn Berg

Dawn Berg is the 2020 First Things First Phoenix South Champion

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Dawn Berg has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Phoenix South Regional Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

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Helping bridge the service gap for children with special needs

  • child development

A pilot program is providing support for families who have developmental concerns about their child, but aren’t eligible for special needs services.

Brother and sister in library

Family resource center helps Phoenix boy with quality early childhood experiences

  • Phoenix South

At the Family Learning Center, Marta Dardon learned how to create quality early childhood experiences for her children

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2019 Regional Champions for Young Children honored

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These volunteers spend their free time working to help their community better understand the importance of early childhood through a variety of ways.

Anthony and Kim Gathers

Anthony and Kim Gathers are the 2019 Phoenix South Region Champions

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Anthony and Kim Gathers have been selected as the 2019 First Things First Phoenix South Region Champions for Young Children.

Phoenix Quality First center helps children start kindergarten with skills to succeed

  • Quality First

The Family School in Phoenix participates in Quality First, which partners with early childhood providers to help young children be ready for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Boot Camp encourages excitement for learning in Phoenix boy

  • school readiness

When Erica Sarmiento learned about Kindergarten Bootcamp, a Phoenix Public Library program funded by First Things First, she put it on the top of her…


Phoenix boy gets strong foundation from home visitation program

  • school readiness

After Porsche Brown gave birth to her first child, Zaire, she remembered taking him home and being extremely nervous about being a first-time parent. Even the…

Quality preschool puts Phoenix first grader at top of class

  • Quality First

​​Maria Jesus Cervantes’ initial experience with a poor quality child care center left her toddler crying every time she dropped her off.Through Quality…

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