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

  • early learning

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

Kelly Cota

Kelly Cota is the 2020 Pinal Region Champion

  • champion

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

  • child development

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

  • Quality First

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

  • child 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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Pinal grandparents find help to overcome toddler’s learning delays

  • school readiness

Carla Jones of Maricopa suspected that something was wrong when her grandson was just 2 years old. Little Kémon showed signs of learning delays, and mumbled…

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Grandparents rise to the challenge

  • grandparents

Proud parents of two young girls, Katelyn Redlin and her husband live in Maricopa but work during the day in Chandler. Soon after their second child,…

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