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For Parents.To help you do the best you can, here’s some information, tools and resources for supporting your child’s healthy development and learning.
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 Santa Cruz Regional Council funds family resource centers in the region to provide a community hub of services and programs for families.
The FTF Santa Cruz Region funds the program, which provides parents with no-cost, in-home visits from a parent educator.
The FTF Santa Cruz Regional Partnership Council funds the home visitation strategy which offers individualized support to parents of young children.
Jethzabel Leon has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Santa Cruz Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…
A partnership with organizations across Santa Cruz County has made early childhood awareness more visible throughout the community.
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 has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Santa Cruz Region Champion for Young Children.
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…
Quality First preschool not only set up girl academically, but it set a strong foundation for socializing, which is so important at that age.