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Quality First preschool helps three sisters from San Luis succeed in kindergarten and beyond

  • child care

The FTF Yuma Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality care centers and preschool.

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Quality First center in northwest Phoenix supports foster child’s social skills in classroom

  • social-emotional development

The FTF Phoenix North Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

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New grant provides quality early learning to kids of working families living in Parker

  • early learning

When a local child care center in Parker closed, the FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes Regional Partnership Council stepped in.

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Flagstaff Quality First center provides stability for young girl during coronavirus pandemic

  • child care

The FTF Coconino Regional Partnership Council invests in Quality First scholarships to provide quality care to families who might otherwise not be able to…

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Quality First scholarship in Show Low helps shy 3-year-old boy socially prepare for kindergarten

  • child care

The FTF Navajo Apache Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First scholarships so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

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Quality early learning continues to improve in Arizona

  • early learning

Over the past seven years, both enrollment and quality levels have improved among providers participating in Quality First.

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

  • early learning

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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