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First Things First is Arizona’s early childhood agency. By focusing on the first five years, we are making a difference in the lives of young children, their families and our communities. You can, too.


Our mission is early childhood.

Join us in supporting the healthy development and learning of Arizona’s young children. We need the passion and participation of Arizonans like you to champion better lives for our children and a better future for our state.

We are making an impact in your Arizona community.

Across the state, First Things First helps babies, toddlers and preschoolers reach their full potential.

The Early Years Matter

Why it matters

From birth to age 5, a child's brain develops more than at any other time in life. And early brain development has a lifelong impact.

Investing in early childhood.

The early years are critical for a child's healthy development, and investing in quality early childhood programs benefits kids, families, communities and our state.


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