Choosing an early learning program for your baby, toddler or preschooler is a big decision, and quality is one of the most important things to consider. Quality early learning programs help young children develop important skills – like motivation, self-control, focus and other social skills – that make a big difference in their ability to succeed in school and life.
More than 60 child care and preschool programs in the First Things First Northwest Maricopa region participate in Quality First, going beyond regulatory requirements to provide quality early learning that helps kids learn, grow and thrive.
First Things First supports the health, development and early learning of Arizona’s young children from birth to age 5. We partner with families and communities to help kids have the positive, nurturing experiences they need to arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed. We do this through quality early care and education programs, preventive health efforts, and supporting parents in their role as their child’s first teachers.