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Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

| June 17, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

Arizona ranks in the bottom five states (46th) in conditions for children, according to the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks the states on 16 indicators of children’s health, education and security.

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First Things First update for June 17 — Newly elected FTF Board Chair plans to engage Arizona’s leaders on behalf of young kids

| June 17, 2019
First Things First update for June 17 — Newly elected FTF Board Chair plans to engage Arizona’s leaders on behalf of young kids

The First Things First state Board recently elected Gerald Szostak as its Chair through June 2021. Szostak has extensive experience in planning and implementing youth programs and creating and sustaining community partnerships. As Chair, he said his focus “will be to engage our state’s leaders – in government, in business, in faith and in philanthropy – to learning more about the needs of young children and to work together to build a state system that we can truly say supports a world-class education for Arizona’s children from cradle to career.”

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First Things First honors Flagstaff Champion for Young Children Kathy Farretta

| June 17, 2019
First Things First honors Flagstaff Champion for Young Children Kathy Farretta

First Things First recognizes Kathy Farretta as a 2019 First Things First Champion for Young Children.

The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health. Champions spend a significant amount of time volunteering with FTF and building public awareness about the importance of early childhood issues.

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Vendors can now sign up to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair

| June 17, 2019
Vendors can now sign up to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair

Dear Fellow Early Childhood Community Member:

In celebration of young children and to support Flagstaff’s Festival of Science, we thank you for participating in CCC&Y’s 9thAnnual Early Childhood Fair in Flagstaff.  Because of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers, there continues to be no charge to table at this event.  More exciting, this year we will continue to be in the Flagstaff Festival of Science passport, in addition to other advertising, so we expect this to be a great event for all vendors.  

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June 18, 25 — Free Parenting Workshop to be held at Hopi Public Branch Library

| June 10, 2019
June 18, 25 — Free Parenting Workshop to be held at Hopi Public Branch Library

The Arizona Children’s Association — Family Education & Support Services, will present a Free Parenting Workshop! —  1-2-3 Magic, from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18 and June 25 at the Hopi Public Branch Library — (928) 737-2799 Bookmobile Cell at (928) 205-8073.

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First Things First update for June 3 — Kindergarten readiness tips, surviving separation anxiety and more in this month’s newsletter

| June 3, 2019
First Things First update for June 3 — Kindergarten readiness tips, surviving separation anxiety and more in this month’s newsletter

Kindergarten readiness tips: Developing independence

Arizona kindergarten teachers share tips for parents to nurture independence and self-confidence in your young child and help them be prepared for success in school. 

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Basic (June 11) and Advanced (June 12) Victims Rights training available in Flagstaff

| May 20, 2019
Basic (June 11) and Advanced (June 12) Victims Rights training available in Flagstaff

Basic Victims’ Rights training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the Law Enforcement Administration Facility, 911 E. Sawmill Road, Flagstaff.The Basic Victims’ Rights presentation is highly recommended for employees new to victims’ rights or for anyone who needs a refresher. Content covers fundamental information about victims’ rights for adult and juvenile crimes in Arizona.

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First Things First update for May 20 — New members bring varied perspectives to FTF Board

| May 20, 2019
First Things First update for May 20 — New members bring varied perspectives to FTF Board

The First Things First Board proudly welcomed three new members in recent weeks. Judge Richard Weiss of Kingman, Vince Yanez of Mesa and Marcia Klipsch of Tucson have diverse experiences and perspectives that drove them to apply for Board service. The three new members succeed Nadine Mathis Basha, Gayle Burns and Ruth Solomon, whose terms on the Board expired in January. They join an already diverse group that is charged with stewarding Arizona’s early childhood investment and ensuring that FTF programs improve outcomes for children statewide. All three new members were appointed by Governor Doug Ducey and confirmed unanimously by the state Senate.

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First Things First update for May 16 — Nominations Open for Eddie Basha Award for Service and Leadership

| May 20, 2019
First Things First update for May 16 — Nominations Open for Eddie Basha Award for Service and Leadership

Because you are a passionate supporter of early childhood, I’d like to invite you to recognize the extraordinary work being done on behalf of young children and families in Arizona communities by submitting a nomination for the Eddie Basha Regional Partnership Council Excellence Award.

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Active Parenting 6-week classes to begin May 21

| May 13, 2019
Active Parenting 6-week classes to begin May 21

CPLC Parenting Arizona will present the free parenting classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 21 through June 25, 2019 at 201 E. Birch St., Ave. 7 (The Icehouse), downtown Flagstaff.

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