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Early education careers help to empower women

  • professional development

The FTF College Scholarship program is helping women experiencing economic hardship to pursue a career in early childhood education.

early childhood educators siting in a children's classroom

Early childhood teachers in Yavapai County learning ways to support social-emotional development of…

  • social-emotional development

The FTF Yavapai Regional Partnership Council funds early childhood mental health consultations to better support the social-emotional development of children.

Deidre Ortega

Professional development program helps Tohono O’odham teacher achieve unique experiences for…

  • PD for ECE providers

The professional development program is designed to strengthen knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and how young kids learn.

Woman in pink shirt cares for young children outside in a sandbox.

Professional development program in Lake Havasu City provides teacher opportunity to help grow…

  • La Paz/Mohave

The CDA is part of the Professional Development for Early Childhood Professionals Strategy funded by the FTF La Paz/Mohave Regional Council.

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Becoming a better preschool teacher through a community of practice

  • PD for ECE providers

The professional development program is designed to strengthen knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and how young kids learn.

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Great Expectations keeps pre-k teacher forever learning

  • early childhood

Pre-k teacher Ysidro Holmes is flourishing, thanks in part to support and mentoring from the Great Expectations program, funded through First Things First.

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FTF College Scholarship recipient works to guide young Navajo children in the right direction

  • early childhood

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council is one of 15 FTF regions that supports professional development opportunities, including college scholarships.

early educators sitting in professional development class

Early educators earning child development credential in La Paz/Mohave region rising

  • La Paz/Mohave

The FTF La Paz/Mohave Region funds the professional development strategy to help more early educators earn their CDA Credential.

Marjorie Juan

Tohono O’odham Nation elder finds joy in guiding and shaping young children

  • tribal

The path to earning two college degrees was not a simple one for Juan, whose career in early childhood education on the Tohono O’odham Nation spans more than…

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