Tag: first things first

5 tips parents can use to prevent summer reading loss. See related news here

| June 27, 2018
5 tips parents can use to prevent summer reading loss. See related news here

Children have more free time in the summer to have fun. From enjoying summer camps to video games and TV, there are endless possibilities of entertainment. 

But beware of summer brain drain. 

For elementary school students, the loss of reading skills over the summer accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income children and their middle-income peers by ninth grade, according to the National Summer Learning Association. 

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First Things First April Update

| April 22, 2018
First Things First April Update

First Things First have released their April 2018 update of news and the latest happenings within First Things First! Follow the links to read more about each story.

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First Things First February

| February 9, 2018
First Things First February

First Things First has released their February newsletter! In it, find out tips to get your toddler to try new food, how FaceTime can help babies connect with long-distance relative, how teen parents can keep your dreams alive, and more!

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Report Highlights Challenges of State’s Youngest Children

| January 24, 2018
Report Highlights Challenges of State’s Youngest Children

Almost 1 in 3 young children in Arizona live in poverty, a risk factor for later difficulties, including lower academic achievement. This is just one of the challenges faced by many of Arizona’s almost 550,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers and highlighted in a new report from First Things First.

Also included in the Building Bright Futures report:

• the population of children birth to 5 in Arizona is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2030;
• 29% of young children in Arizona live in poverty (compared to 24% nationally);
• 34% of young children lack the needed vaccinations (compared to 28% nationally);
• Only 26% of Arizona parents reported they had been asked to complete a developmental screening for their children (on par with national results); and
• 64% of Arizona children don’t attend preschool (compared to almost 47% nationally).

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Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator Job Opening

| January 21, 2018
Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator Job Opening

Reporting to the Director of Community Outreach and in collaboration with FTF leadership, staff and Regional Council members, the Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for executing targeted educational outreach and engagement strategies regarding First Things First in the Coconino region. These include: presentations (individuals and groups), public speaking, events, networking meetings, success story writing, media outreach, training, and other outreach strategies as determined. These strategies are targeted toward parents, caregivers, civic-minded individuals, local business and community leaders.

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First Things First — Coconino Region 2017 Impact Report

| January 17, 2018
First Things First — Coconino Region 2017 Impact Report

2017 impact reports showcase the work of FTF regional councils
Learn more about the exciting work accomplished in fiscal year 2017 by FTF regional partnership councils in local communities across Arizona.

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First Things for Parents

| January 14, 2018
First Things for Parents

First Things First released their January 2018 Newsletter for parents.

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Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator Job Opening

| January 14, 2018
Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator Job Opening

Reporting to the Director of Community Outreach and in collaboration with FTF leadership, staff and Regional Council members, the Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for executing targeted educational outreach and engagement strategies regarding First Things First in the Coconino region. These include: presentations (individuals and groups), public speaking, events, networking meetings, success story writing, media outreach, training, and other outreach strategies as determined. These strategies are targeted toward parents, caregivers, civic-minded individuals, local business and community leaders.

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First Things First December Update

| December 10, 2017
First Things First December Update

“In child development, conversation is the golden nugget.”
What’s the best thing parents can do to support their child’s development? Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, an expert on how young children learn and develop language, answers.

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First Things First November Update

| November 4, 2017
First Things First November Update

First Things First has released several articles that help spread information and inspiration for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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