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Sensory and developmental screening helps identify speech delay in Queen Creek

  • Pinal

Like many Queen Creek families last year, Tori Shank, her husband Nathan, and their infant daughter Kayleen didn’t have a lot of interactions with other…

Dani Duran is the 2021 Pinal Champion

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Dani Duran has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Pinal Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…

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Family, Friends and Neighbor program helps Maricopa grandmother prepare granddaughter for…

  • grandparents

The FTF Pinal Regional Partnership Council funds the Family, Friends and Neighbor program, which focuses on supporting in-home child care providers.

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Kelly Cota is the 2020 Pinal Region Champion

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Kelly Cota has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Pinal Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…

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FTF-funded program fills assessment gap through online developmental screenings

  • San Carlos Apache

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual developmental screenings in some of FTF’s rural and tribal regions.

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Quality First preschool sets up San Tan Valley boy for kindergarten success

  • Quality First

San Tan Valley boy didn’t just get by in kindergarten, he loved school and excelled in it.

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Quality First scholarship helps Coolidge boy become more independent

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Quality First scholarships help eligible families afford to send their child to quality child care centers and preschools.

Pinal Grandparent Carla Jones

Family, friend and neighbor child care providers learn they are teachers, too

  • family friend and neighbor care

Research shows that providing information and support to family, friend and neighbor to early caregivers can have meaningful positive impact.

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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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