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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.
For families who want to introduce their babies, toddlers and preschoolers to outdoor play, there’s one thing to know: nature is everywhere.
Your child’s first five years will have a big impact on their future. Learn how you can help them develop and grow.
Don’t worry about finding the perfect gift for dad. Focus on the important gifts that dads give to their young children.
Our interactive guide offers low-cost options by age and stage of development. Many are free, like the best gift you can give: quality time with you.
As the days at home start to pile up, here are some ideas for fun at-home activities that highlight how young children learn and grow through play.
Young children learn through their everyday experiences. Playing with simple household objects gives your little one the opportunity to use their senses,…
To encourage imaginative play at home, parents and caregivers only have to look around the house to keep little ones entertained and learning.
Mirror play helps your baby develop self-awareness, part of their social-emotional development. And they love it.
Playing with scarves is fun, easy, and you can do it almost anywhere. Plus, it’s a great way to enhance a child’s development.