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First Things First — A day that highlighted the importance of early childhood

| September 22, 2020
First Things First — A day that highlighted the importance of early childhood

This year’s First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2020 welcomed almost 5,000 attendees for a day of online learning and support for early childhood professionals who are weathering the effects of COVID-19. Featured speaker Rachel Wagner opened the summit with four memorable and effective steps for addressing difficult behaviors in children.

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2020 Virtual Diné Early Childhood Summit on Sept. 29

| September 22, 2020
2020 Virtual Diné Early Childhood Summit on Sept. 29

In partnership with Navajo Project Indigenous LAUNCH, the First Things First Navajo Nation Region will convene the 2020 Diné Early Childhood Summit virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Summit will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. Register at http://bit.ly/DineECSummit

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First Things First — 5 things grandparents do for young children

| September 15, 2020
First Things First — 5 things grandparents do for young children

Grandparents can play many important roles: caregiver, teacher, trusted advisor for their adult children who are now parents themselves. And the love and emotional closeness that grandparents provide makes a positive impact on their grandchildren’s healthy development. That’s worth celebrating!

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First Things First — An Uncertain Future For Child Care 

| August 18, 2020
First Things First — An Uncertain Future For Child Care 

A reported 34% of child care providers remain closed since the pandemic began. Many families will depend on child care to be able to return to work, without it, experts fear the state’s economic recovery is in jeopardy.

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First Things First — Registration is now open for FTF Virtual Summit 2020

| August 11, 2020
First Things First — Registration is now open for FTF Virtual Summit 2020

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 to support the early childhood community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
 
Different from previous years, this virtual Summit is free of charge and attendees must register for each individual session. You can learn more about registration on the Summit registration page.

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First Things First — Faith Laurence-Leslie is the 2020 Navajo Nation Champion

| August 4, 2020
First Things First — Faith Laurence-Leslie is the 2020 Navajo Nation Champion

Faith Laurence-Leslie has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Navajo Nation Champion for Young Children.

The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health. Champions spend a significant amount of time volunteering with FTF and building public awareness about the importance of early childhood issues.

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First Things First — Track your child’s development and more

| August 4, 2020
First Things First — Track your child’s development and more

It’s amazing how fast your child learns and grows. Along the way, it’s natural to wonder if their development is on track. FTF’s new Ages and Stages, available in English and Spanish, has information and video clips to help you know if your child is meeting typical milestones and what to look for if you have any concerns.

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First Things First — Full schedule of events for virtual FTF Summit on September 1

| July 28, 2020
First Things First — Full schedule of events for virtual FTF Summit on September 1

First Things First is offering a free, virtual Early Childhood Summit on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 to support the early childhood community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Free registration opens on August 10, 2020. 

Schedule of Events

The full-day virtual conference will offer seven breakout sessions and two featured speakers covering topics tailored to support early educators during the pandemic. 

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First Things First — Childhood immunization rates slipping to dangerously low levels

| July 21, 2020
First Things First — Childhood immunization rates slipping to dangerously low levels

Health partners, including the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, urge families to keep their babies, toddlers and preschoolers on schedule for their immunizations after the coronavirus crisis caused many cancelled well-child visit appointments.
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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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