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Oct. 4 — First Things First to present Page & Surrounding Area Idea Lab Strategic Planning Meeting

Oct. 4 — First Things First to present Page & Surrounding Area Idea Lab Strategic Planning Meeting

| October 3, 2022

First Things First will present a Page & Surrounding Area Idea Lab Strategic Planning Virtual Meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. 

Please join us for a discussion on Early Childhood services in and around Page.

Discuss Early Childhood Services in the area
Share local resources and contacts
Develop plans for our youngest learners
This will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is free.

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First Things First — Child care scholarships, comradery, and support – A look inside Quality First

First Things First — Child care scholarships, comradery, and support – A look inside Quality First

| September 20, 2022

In this edition of Latest Things, we are bringing you three stories about Quality First, one of the primary statewide programs that First Things First funds. Quality First supports Arizona’s child care providers, so they can support our young children. Participating in Quality First is free for regulated child care centers, homes and preschool programs in Arizona. Currently, more than 1,300 providers across the state participate in Quality First. We invite other child care providers to join us, too.

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First Things First releases 2022 Annual Report

First Things First releases 2022 Annual Report

| September 20, 2022

Recently, First Things First published its State Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report, Building on Success for Arizona Kids & Families. I am pleased to share the information in this report as it highlights the collaboration between
First Things First and early childhood partners across the state.

Although our early childhood partners continue to be impacted by the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I think you’ll recognize, as you read through the report, the tremendous work being done on behalf of Arizona’s babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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First Things First — Grandparents, outdoor play, co-parenting and more

First Things First — Grandparents, outdoor play, co-parenting and more

| September 13, 2022

5 things grandparents do for young children
Sunday, September 11 is National Grandparents Day! Grandparents can play many important roles — caregiver, teacher, trusted advisor for their adult children who are now parents themselves. And the love that grandparents provide makes a big impact on the healthy development of their little ones. That’s worth celebrating!

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Sept. 7 — First Things First to present Idea Lab No. 2 for Fredonia & the Surrounding Area

Sept. 7 — First Things First to present Idea Lab No. 2 for Fredonia & the Surrounding Area

| September 5, 2022

First Things First will present Idea Lab No. 2 for Fredonia & the Surrounding Area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Fredonia Public Library, 130 S. Main St., Fredonia.

Please join us for a discussion on Early Childhood services in and around Fredonia, AZ. This will be in-person and limited to 10 people. Registration is free.

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First Things First seeking Regional Director for the Coconino Region

First Things First seeking Regional Director for the Coconino Region

| August 30, 2022

First Things First seeking Regional Director for the Coconino Region.

First Things First (Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board) is an essential leader and partner in creating a family‐centered, equitable, high‐quality early childhood system that supports the development, well-being, health and early education of all Arizona’s children, birth to age 5. Created by voter initiative in 2006, First Things First is governed by a state Board with 28 regional partnership councils. First Things First is a decentralized organization that engages diverse constituencies to accomplish its mission. Organizational values include a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; a focus on accountability, transparency, coordination and collaboration; and an emphasis on the outcomes that will ensure young children start kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life.

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First Things First — 2022 FTF Champions helping their community better understand the early years

First Things First — 2022 FTF Champions helping their community better understand the early years

| August 23, 2022

FTF is honoring early childhood champions throughout Arizona who actively volunteer to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood. This year, Champions for Young Children include a retired engineer, a speech and language pathologist, a president of a moms’ group and 19 others.

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First Things First — Understanding what your baby is saying

First Things First — Understanding what your baby is saying

| August 9, 2022

Understanding what your baby is saying
By Rebecca Parlakian
 
I remember looking down at my wailing newborn daughter and telling her, “If I just knew what you wanted, I would do it!”
 
Babies are born with some ability to communicate what they are feeling and need from us. But it takes practice to get the message. Learning to see these (sometimes) tough-to-notice cues can help us meet our babies’ needs.
 
Research shows that getting to know your baby’s cues also helps the two of you build a strong, secure attachment — a loving, trusting relationship.

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First Things First — Conference Early registration closes in two weeks

First Things First — Conference Early registration closes in two weeks

| August 2, 2022

Don’t Miss Out

You have one week left to register before the registration rate increases to $65 on August 8.

Registration for the FTF EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMIT 2022 on AUGUST 18, 2022 includes full access to the opening keynote, Lanna Flood Memorial Address speaker, breakout sessions, sponsor booths, exhibitor booths and the exhibitor passport contest, as well as networking opportunities with fellow attendees.

You will have access to all session recordings one week after the Summit and up to 60 days to view them.

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First Things First — New regional council members share expertise and passion

First Things First — New regional council members share expertise and passion

| July 26, 2022

New regional council members share expertise and passion

There are 36 new FTF regional partnership council members joining the more than 250 dedicated community members across Arizona who serve on FTF regional partnership councils. Some of the new members include a doctor, business owners, parents and school superintendents.

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