First Things First — Showing thanks to Arizona’s early childhood caregivers

| May 26, 2020

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May 2020

 

Showing thanks to Arizona’s early childhood caregivers

This month, First Things First asked families to show their gratitude for Arizona’s early care and education providers through the #ShareTheCareAZ campaign. Families, providers and early childhood partners joined us in showing thanks to our state’s entire child care workforce. And there’s still time to participate if you haven’t yet.
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More resources for parenting during coronavirus

As families continue to adapt to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials report an alarming rise in skipped well-child checkups and the childhood immunizations that go with them. Doctors and public health experts worry that this could lead to major problems for young children. See this article and other new information that FTF has gathered on one page to support families during these times.
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Helping home visitors serve substance-exposed newborns and their families

First Things First recently received a grant that will provide a daylong, online training to parent educators who work with families of substance-exposed newborn babies. Substance use during pregnancy is a complex public health problem often resulting in significant consequences for a woman and her newborn.
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News Round-Up

News about early childhood around Arizona and across the U.S.

For Arizona families with immunocompromised kids, the pandemic is a nightmare. A nonprofit is helping them
KJZZ 91.5, April 22
COVID-19 is scary for many. But for families with children who have severely compromised immune systems, it’s a nightmare. One nonprofit program, Healthy Steps, which is funded by the First Things First Navajo/Apache Region, is working to help those families.
 
COVID-19 pandemic a crushing blow for Tucson’s childhood centers
Arizona Daily Star, April 19
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many Pima County preschools and child care centers, with teachers either out of work or tending to families at high risk of infection while providers who closed wonder if they’ll ever open again.
 
Say thank you to Arizona’s child care providers
Arizona Silver Belt, May 5
First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency, invites families to show their gratitude for the state’s early care and education providers through the #ShareTheCareAZ campaign.
 
 
 
 
 
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