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First Things First — Resources for families during COVID-19

| July 7, 2020
First Things First — Resources for families during COVID-19

We’re in This Together
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Arizona Together website provides important information and links to help you and your family access health care, food, employment and financial assistance and many other vital community resources.

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Featured speakers announced for virtual First Things First Summit

| June 30, 2020
Featured speakers announced for virtual First Things First Summit

First Things First is offering a free, virtual Early Childhood Summit on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 as an alternative to our traditional in-person conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The day-long virtual conference will offer six breakout sessions and the following featured speakers:

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First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

| June 23, 2020
First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

You still have time to nominate your First Things First regional partnership council. First Things First is extending the deadline for submitting a nomination for the Eddie Basha Regional Partnership Council Excellence Award. The extension runs to Friday, June 26.

The award recognizes one regional council for inspiring its local community to come together and promote positive and lasting change in support of young children.

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First Things First — Resources to support young children and their families

| June 16, 2020
First Things First — Resources to support young children and their families

A 50% drop in referrals to Arizona’s Early Intervention Program since mid-March has partners looking at alternative ways to do screenings, such as through telehealth, and to reach parents about the importance of identifying disabilities and developmental delays as early as possible.

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First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council to host a virtual forum on June 15

| June 12, 2020
First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council to host a virtual forum on June 15

The First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council will host a virtual forum, designed to give participants – especially parents and caregivers of young children – an opportunity to increase their awareness of relevant early childhood topics. A panel of experts will discuss parenting in the time of coronavirus and social distancing and cover the following topics:

• comfort during stressful times
• early childhood activities at home

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First Things First — Navigating the new normal

| June 2, 2020
First Things First — Navigating the new normal

Parents and Experts on Helping Kids Through the Pandemic
A new 20-minute video from Noggin features questions from parents and advice and encouragement from early childhood experts to help you and your family deal with the stress of these challenging times.

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

| May 26, 2020
First Things First — 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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First Things First Offering Free Virtual Summit in September

| May 19, 2020
First Things First Offering Free Virtual Summit in September

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, First Things First has made the necessary decision to cancel the on-site FTF Early Childhood Summit 2020. The health and safety of our attendees, presenters, staff and their families comes first.
 
However, as an alternative to our traditional in-person conference, FTF will present a free, virtual Summit on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

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First Things First — Essential resources for you and your family

| May 5, 2020
First Things First — Essential resources for you and your family

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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First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

| April 28, 2020
First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

The importance of child care providers to families, to our communities and to our economy has never been clearer than now. Especially in uncertain times, early care and education providers offer families critical support when they need it most.

Child care workers, preschool teachers and friend and family caregivers help our youngest children learn, grow and succeed. The nurturing relationships they build with our children are critical to the healthy development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Over the next weeks, we invite you to show your appreciation on social media by using the hashtag  #ShareTheCareAZ. We’ve made it easy with 5 simple ways for you to show your support.

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