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FTF Santa Cruz Region’s Celebrate the Young Child kicks off Early Childhood Education Awareness…

  • AZ communities

A partnership with organizations across Santa Cruz County has made early childhood awareness more visible throughout the community.

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3-year-old boy gets prepared for kindergarten at family resource center in Rio Rico

  • Santa Cruz

The Rio Rico Family Resource center provided the Luna’s with free classes and other activities to help their son prepare for kindergarten.

Darcy Dixon

Darcy Dixon is the 2019 Santa Cruz Region Champion

  • champion

Darcy Dixon has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Santa Cruz Region Champion for Young Children.

Santa Cruz County celebrates February as Early Childhood Education Awareness Month

  • early childhood

For the third year in a row, community organizations across Santa Cruz County, including the First Things First Santa Cruz Region will have a common focus: how…

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Quality First preschool helps Rio Rico girl fall in love with school

  • Quality First

Quality First preschool not only set up girl academically, but it set a strong foundation for socializing, which is so important at that age.

Nearly 50 First Things First volunteers celebrate a decade of service

  • AZ communities

First Things First celebrates the commitment of nearly 50 regional partnership council members who have served on a council for 10 years.

Home visitation program prepares Nogales preschooler for kindergarten and beyond

  • parenting education

​Nicole Velasquez had heard of the Healthy Families AZ program, which includes home visitation through the family resource center in Nogales, where she took…


Nogales mother learns how to prepare her daughter for kindergarten

  • school readiness

Yesenia’s baby daughter Melanie was only 18 days old when her mother enrolled in the Healthy Families Arizona program in Nogales.She was already a mom to…


Nogales kindergartner finds success at family resource center

  • family resource center

It was a random visit to a neighborhood park where Jessica Fierro first learned about the Nogales Family Resource Center.A conversation with another parent…

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