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First Things First — A network of support for child care providers

| February 23, 2021
First Things First — A network of support for child care providers

Nearly a year after the pandemic hit our state, it’s clear that its impact on Arizona’s child care providers will be long-lasting and industry-changing. In response, providers are turning to trusted programs, support from others who face similar challenges and new initiatives for help.

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First Things First seeking to hire Program Coordination Specialist for Coconino County

| February 16, 2021
First Things First seeking to hire Program Coordination Specialist for Coconino County

First Things First is seeking to hire Program Coordination Specialist for Coconino County.

The specialist will report to the Regional Director, who serves the Coconino Regional Partnership Council, the Service Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating an early childhood service network among community partners, including local, tribal, and county entities, as well as, other appropriate stakeholders.

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First Things First — A positive approach to parenting

| February 2, 2021
First Things First — A positive approach to parenting

Positive Parenting: See things through their eyes
Young children have very big feelings and very little self-control, a combination that can erupt at any moment. No parent handles every tough situation perfectly, but understanding that your child’s big emotions are part of their normal development makes it easier to react with calm and empathy instead of anger or frustration. We put that reminder into a song.

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First Things First — Oral health, positive parenting and raising awareness about early childhood

| January 26, 2021
First Things First — Oral health, positive parenting and raising awareness about early childhood

First Things First has joined with other state agencies and organizations to help more families understand the importance of early oral health and what they can do to help prevent tooth decay. The partners coordinated to launch the Healthy Teeth messaging and online content in time for February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.

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Recording of Navajo Nation Early Childhood Speaker Series Part 4 — Parenting in the Time of COVID-19 to be held Jan. 29

| January 25, 2021
Recording of Navajo Nation Early Childhood Speaker Series Part 4 — Parenting in the Time of COVID-19 to be held Jan. 29

The recording of the Jan. 22 Navajo Nation Early Childhood Speaker Series PART 4 — Parenting in the Time of COVID-19 will be aired on KTNN on January 29th at 6:00 PM and uploaded to the Navajo Project I-LAUNCH Facebook Page.

Join us to hear from parents, home visitors, and the birth to 5 helpline discuss tips to help families succeed at home.

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First Things First — Top news and stories of 2020

| December 15, 2020
First Things First — Top news and stories of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, First Things First thanks all of you for your continued dedication to the healthy development and learning of Arizona’s babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Young children and their families faced many challenges this year. But we also saw many positive examples of communities working to support them. Here are just some of those stories.

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First Things First — Our 2020 gift guide and top tips

| December 8, 2020
First Things First — Our 2020 gift guide and top tips

2020 Gift Guide: The best toys and gifts for young children
The holiday season is here, and while it may be different for many families this year, the search for the perfect gift for your little one goes on. Our interactive guide to the best gifts for young kids offers low-cost recommendations for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Many are free, including the best gift of all: quality time spent playing, talking and reading with you.

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First Things First — Supporting families of young kids throughout Arizona

| November 17, 2020
First Things First — Supporting families of young kids throughout Arizona

FTF funds early learning and family support programs across the state. Many of those programs have adjusted the way they work with families to continue to provide services during this challenging time.

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First Things First — Tips on video chat, reading with baby and holiday gifts

| November 10, 2020
First Things First — Tips on video chat, reading with baby and holiday gifts

Top 5 Tips for Video Chat with Young Children
Babies and toddlers learn by interacting with caring adults. Video chat is a great way to help your little one build relationships and stay connected with long-distance family and friends.

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First Things First hiring Community Outreach Director

| November 3, 2020
First Things First hiring Community Outreach Director

First Things First is seeking to hire a Community Outreach Director who works to achieve the priority goals of First Things First community outreach, awareness and engagement efforts.

Primary areas of responsibility include coordinating and overseeing the work of 6-9 Community Outreach Coordinators stationed in regional offices across Arizona. The Community Outreach Director recommends, develops and implements community awareness and outreach goals, strategies and benchmarks.

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