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Quality preschool helps third grader reach top of the class

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When their daughter Natalia was just 18-months-old, long before preschool, Phoenix resident Maria de Jesus Cervantes and her husband began searching for a high…

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New research shows strong return on investing in high quality early childhood programs

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Economist James Heckman’s latest research suggests that investing in quality early childhood programs produces a 13 percent return on investment.…

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Scholarship program keep kids learning, parents working

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​​​​​​​As a single mom of three boys, Angie struggled to afford child care while still keeping food on the table. She has let the lights go out…

Scholarships help young kids access early education

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​​​Balancing parenthood with higher education can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if young parents are far from home. Jessica moved to Tempe from…

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Toddler blossoms through early learning scholarship

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Chandler mom Torre Valentine is a big proponent of quality early childhood education. “It helps to set a foundation for how (a child’s) future is going to…

A safe haven for children in need

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​​​​​​Walking into a haven like UMOM Hobbs Child Development Center immediately fills you with a sense of comfort and safety. The quiet as tiny…

Access to safe, quality child care gives family a boost

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​​​​​How does a single father raise three little girls and hold a job? For the family of Safford resident Joshua, the First United Methodist…

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