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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.
In recent years, across Arizona, FTF has supported expanded child care options through direct funding and collaborating on ideas.
The FTF Tohono O’odham Nation Regional Council funds the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Great Expectations for Teachers, Children and Families…
Dr. Elizabeth Van Dyne has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Tohono O’odham Nation Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…
The professional development program is designed to strengthen knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and how young kids learn.
Deidre Ortega has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Tohono O’odham Nation Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions…
The path to earning two college degrees was not a simple one for Juan, whose career in early childhood education on the Tohono O’odham Nation spans more than…
Belinda Fendenheim has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Tohono O’odham Nation Region Champion for Young Children.
An FTF-funded professional development program helped a Tohono O’odham preschool teacher earn college credit for her degree.
A Quality First scholarship allowed Talise to enroll in the Indian Oasis Elementary School pre-k program, which helped her grow socially and academically.