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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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First Things First update for May 14 — Early Childhood Summit 2019: Early registration now open

| May 13, 2019
First Things First update for May 14 — Early Childhood Summit 2019: Early registration now open

Early registration is now open for the First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2019. Register now at a reduced rate.At the Summit, you’ll experience two days of keynote and featured speakers and select from 80+ breakout sessions on a wide range of early childhood topics. You’ll have the opportunity to meet, learn and share strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

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First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

| April 22, 2019
First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

…Expectant mothers or families with a child up to 5 years old can sign up voluntarily for the home visits, in which a trained parent educator visits the family every other week.First Things First funds voluntary, evidence-based home visitation programs, such as the CPLC program, which follows the Parents as Teachers model. These one-on-one visits with trained providers have been shown to be an effective way to support and empower families and children experiencing various challenges, as well as to support the bonding and relationship between the parents and child.

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First Things First update for April 1 — Research suggests talking with your toddler guarantees full college scholarship to Ivy League

| April 1, 2019
First Things First update for April 1 — Research suggests talking with your toddler guarantees full college scholarship to Ivy League

Forget about paying hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to get your child into an elite college. New research indicates that having back-and-forth conversations with your toddler is the key to stimulating their brain, helping them develop language skills, and eventually getting a full ride to an Ivy League school. (*Results may vary.)

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First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

| March 18, 2019
First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

The recent third annual Early Childhood Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol provided early childhood backers from across the state an opportunity to share with policymakers why early childhood is critical to the future of our state and how it links to shared priorities, such as healthy children, strong families, greater academic achievement and increased economic development.

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First Things First update for March 5

| March 11, 2019
First Things First update for March 5

Children’s books open a world of words and ideas. Read Across America celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss and encourages everyone to pick up a book and read with a child. No one knows more about children’s books than your friendly neighborhood librarian, so we asked Wendy Resnik of the Phoenix Public Library to share her thoughts on the joy of books and tips for reading together with young children.

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First Things First update for March 4 — Deadline extended to March 8 for 2019 Early Childhood Summit

| March 4, 2019
First Things First update for March 4 — Deadline extended to March 8 for 2019 Early Childhood Summit

First Things First is extending the deadline for submitting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit. The extension runs to Friday, March 8, 2019. Please submit your proposal before this final deadline.

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First Things First update for Feb. 25 — Final week to submit your proposal

| February 25, 2019
First Things First update for Feb. 25 — Final week to submit your proposal

First Things First is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit. This year we have an earlier deadline of March 1. This is the final week to submit your proposal.

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First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

| February 11, 2019
First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

First Things First is accepting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit.

The Summit is a unique opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and ideas with a large and highly-engaged audience of early childhood professionals, stakeholders and supporters.

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