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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.
Play is a natural and important way young children discover and learn. Parents and caring adults can do their part by getting in the game.
Check out our interactive guide to inexpensive (or free) toys and gifts that promote learning and language development in babies, toddlers and preschoolers.…
Learn about raising a child who is becoming more active, talking and testing limits.
When toddlers engage in pretend play, they are doing much more than just having fun. Discover why pretend play is so important.
Babies explore and make sense of the world around them through play. It impacts all aspects of their development.
Young kids don’t need expensive toys. Positive, everyday moments spent together with the adults in their lives are what they need most to learn and…
Screen time is a tricky issue for today’s parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently announced new recommendations to help families make…