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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.
These popular but dangerous products pose a risk to infants who can roll over onto the padded surfaces and suffocate. Families that already have crib bumpers…
Having back-and-forth conversations with your baby, even before they can use words, helps them learn and develop language. It’s easy and fun to do.
The more you know about child development, the better you can meet your child’s needs and help them learn and grow.
Babies feel safe and secure when they trust their parents to respond to their needs and soothe their emotions when they feel distressed. With that confidence,…
Young kids learn through their senses, and any problems with your child’s vision health are easier to correct with early treatment.
Inclined sleepers are among the dangerous products to be banned. Reminder: babies are safest sleeping alone, on their back, in a crib.
Learn some simple ways to make going to the dentist a smoother, more positive experience for you and your child.
Regular dental check-ups help keep your child healthy and smiling. Learn how you can find a dentist for your child whether you have dental insurance or not.
Our interactive guide offers low-cost options by age and stage of development. Many are free, like the best gift you can give: quality time with you.