QUALITY FIRST IS ENROLLING MORE PROVIDERS
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First Things First supports programs across Arizona through grants to community organizations that provide services—at no cost—for young children from birth to age 5 (before kindergarten) and their families.
Funded by First Things First, the Quality First program helps improve the quality of child care and preschool for children and families in Arizona. More than 1,300 programs participate in Quality First.
The FTF Yavapai Regional Council was honored for its collective work to improve support services for families with young children.
FTF is honoring early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.
The FTF Northwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs
The FTF White Mountain Apache Tribe Regional Council funds the Kith and Kim program for family, friends and neighbors who provide home-based child care.
Kids with positive, stable relationships with parents and caregivers, as well as quality child care and preschool experiences, go on to do better in school and in life. They’re more likely to read at grade level and graduate from high school. They are more prepared for college and career. They also tend to be healthier and demand less from the public welfare system. These are better outcomes for kids that also save taxpayers money.
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