First Things First — Essential resources for you and your family

| May 5, 2020

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May 2020

Resources for help with basic needs and parenting
On top of the ongoing challenges of parenting, many Arizona families with young children need help with basic needs right now. Find how and where to access food support, health information and more, plus advice on parenting in these difficult times.
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Say thank you to your child’s caregivers
Now more than ever, we want every early childhood caregiver in Arizona to know that they are appreciated. We invite you to share the care for your early care and education providers and the family, friends and neighbors who care for and teach our kids. We have put together a variety of ways to say thanks and #ShareTheCareAZ.
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Another day, another way to play
These days you might be spending more time at home than ever before. It’s not possible to keep your little ones constantly engaged and entertained, but here are some ideas for fun, at-home activities to help you keep them learning and growing through play.
Take time to play
Doctors urge parents to keep up with checkups and immunizations during COVID-19
The current health crisis has led many parents to skip well-child checkups
for their little ones — and the immunizations that go with them. But
pediatricians say it’s very important that young children, especially those
under age 2, get their usual shots in order to prevent outbreaks of other
serious diseases that are even more dangerous for young children.
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