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Teacher and caregiver coaching helps north Phoenix center excel at inclusive environment

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The children at the UCP Early Learning Center are growing and learning together in inclusive classrooms, which research shows is best for young children.

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The number of Quality First centers meeting or exceeding standards continues to rise

  • Quality First

The number of Quality First child care and preschool programs that meet or exceed quality standards has reached an all-time high of 76%.

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Gila River Indian Community child care center gets first 5-star Quality First rating for a tribal…

  • early learning

The Early Education Child Care Center in Sacaton was one of the first centers chosen to participate in Quality First when the program began in 2009.

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Quality First preschool sets up San Tan Valley boy for kindergarten success

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San Tan Valley boy didn’t just get by in kindergarten, he loved school and excelled in it.

Quality First preschools in Globe-Miami area helping children prepare for kindergarten

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Brandi White, a mother of four children and a former elementary school teacher has seen a difference in her 4-year-old son, Vander, since enrolling him in…

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Quality First scholarships allow two sisters to access high-quality care

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Angelina Ramirez is a single mom who is determined to provide the best for her two daughters, Ella and Jewel. However, as a working mom, affording quality…

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Lake Havasu City preschool helps twin sisters learn social emotional skills to be ready for…

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Lake Havasu mother finds Quality First preschool for her daughters to have the best opportunity to develop and gain the needed skills for kindergarten.

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Quality First preschool setting helps calm Yuma boy’s social anxiety

  • Quality First

The nurturing environment at a Quality First preschool helped preschooler with skills needed to be successful in kindergarten.

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Spanish-language resource added to help parents of young children find quality child care

  • Quality First

First Things First’s signature program, Quality First, recently launched a revamped mobile-friendly, Spanish-language website.

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