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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.
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.
The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin Project for family, friends and neighbors who provide home-based child care.
The FTF Pinal Regional Partnership Council funds the Family, Friends and Neighbor program, which focuses on supporting in-home child care providers.
The FTF Phoenix South Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin program to empower caregivers with tools to encourage a healthy development for children.
Research shows that providing information and support to family, friend and neighbor to early caregivers can have meaningful positive impact.
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