First Things First Latest News

| August 26, 2018

First Things First’s Latest News update:

Family, friend and neighbor child care providers learn they are teachers, too
More than one-third of Arizona’s children under age 5 are cared for in informal child care settings, better known as Family, Friend and Neighbor care. As the preferred caregivers for so many families, they’re an important group to include in efforts to improve the quality of care; and a local study found improved outcomes when these providers participated in training. Learn more about how First Things First and partners are reaching this important population of child care providers.

Quality caregivers ignite young minds
For young children, learning happens through everyday experiences. And while their teachers may vary, the fundamental principle is the same: positive, high-quality interactions with the adults in their lives matters.

Our new early childhood awareness campaign reminds Arizonans that all caregivers – from parents, grandparents, family, friends and neighbors, to child care professionals — have the opportunity to give young children the gifts of early learning. These gifts include curiosity, confidence, literacy, persistence, well-being and, ultimately, a brighter future.

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