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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.
The First Things First Pima North Regional Partnership Council funds Great Expectations providing early childhood practitioners access to professional…
Karen Preston recently became the first scholar in Arizona to complete her CDA through online courses sponsored by First Things First.
The scholarship covers tuition, books and fees at any Arizona community college or university for those pursuing an early childhood degree.
The FTF La Paz/Mohave Region funds the Language Development Project, a professional development program for early childhood professionals.
Since October 2021, almost 6,000 child care staff have subscribed to access the entire ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) training catalog.
The FTF grant allowed ECDE Associates Inc. to work with an international child language researcher to develop a language program.
A new 2+2 program will help early childhood teachers attain their bachelor’s degree in early childhood degree in eastern Arizona.
The FTF Tohono O’odham Nation Regional Council funds the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Great Expectations for Teachers, Children and Families…
The FTF Pascua Yaqui Tribe Regional Council funds a professional development program that benefits early childhood teachers in the region.