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Jeanine Bashir

FTF senior regional director recognized for helping community members lead healthy lives

  • AZ communities

Jeanine Bashir, an FTF senior regional director, was recently honored with a Profiles of Success award by Valle del Sol.

Child care providers can get free support with Quality First

  • child care

The last few years have been very hard for child care providers. Challenges with staffing, training needs and finances have made a tough job even tougher.…

Teacher, wearing a mask, is looking up to student, pointing at a card. Quality First program.

Quality First provides ‘comradery among educators’

  • Quality First

After opening Casa de Montessori, the center director was looking to improve. Joining the Quality First program was the perfect solution.

First Things First Yavapai Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

  • Yavapai

The FTF Yavapai Regional Council was honored for its collective work to improve support services for families with young children.

2022 Champions for Young Children Award, early childhood champions

2022 FTF Champions helping their community better understand the importance of the early years

  • AZ communities

FTF is honoring early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.

mother holding baby with text: Call or Text 1-833-943-5746

New national maternal health hotline asking the right questions to provide support

  • mental health

Pregnant and postpartum moms and their partners can call or text 1-833-943-5746 to connect with counselors 24/7.

Welcome new regional council members

New regional council members share expertise and passion

  • AZ communities

There are 36 new regional partnership council members joining the more than 250 dedicated community members across Arizona.

Woman holding newborn baby, who has their eyes closed.

Advocates work together to provide support to expectant parents to reduce substance-exposed births

  • Pinal

The SHIFT program, which stands for Safe, Healthy Infants and Families Thrive, was started through the Pinal County Courts.

Group of early childhood teachers standing with mayor and FTF Sr. Director Ashley Pascual

Building language skills with babies and toddlers in northwest Arizona

  • language & literacy

The FTF grant allowed ECDE Associates Inc. to work with an international child language researcher to develop a language program.

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