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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.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus attention on the social, emotional and behavioral health of our young children.Just like their physical…
The more you know about child development, the better you can meet your child’s needs and help them learn and grow.
For many families, a visit with Santa Claus is a holiday tradition, but it doesn’t always go to plan. Get tips on how to manage your expectations and…
The holidays can mean disrupted routines and unfamiliar faces and places. Get some tips to make your child more comfortable.
Gratitude can be a difficult concept for toddlers and preschoolers. The holiday season is a good time to help them learn some important life lessons.
To have a smooth and safe holiday for young children, parents and caregivers should be on the lookout for fears and anxieties.
Babies feel safe and secure when they trust their parents to respond to their needs and soothe their emotions when they feel distressed. With that confidence,…
Having an open dialogue with your child about traumatic experiences is critical to their growth and understanding of the world around them.
Understanding your child’s point of view can help you stay calm when they’re losing it.