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First Things First — News and resources to better support child care workers

| October 19, 2021
First Things First — News and resources to better support child care workers

As Arizona’s early childhood agency, First Things First partners with several Arizona tribes as they work to reclaim indigenous foods, often starting by introducing traditional foods to their communities’ babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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First Things First — Connecting with your child

| October 12, 2021
First Things First — Connecting with your child

Connecting with your baby’s emotions
Attachment is the emotional connection children form with the most important people in their lives. Babies feel safe and secure when they trust their parents to respond to their needs and soothe them when they feel distressed.

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First Things First — News and resources to better support child care workers

| September 28, 2021
First Things First — News and resources to better support child care workers

A recent report from the Morrison Institute for Public Policy has put the annual cost of Adverse Childhood Experiences, also known as ACEs, in Arizona at $260 million a year. ACEs are traumatic events such as abuse, neglect and other household stressors that occur during childhood. They are also sources of toxic stress and can harm children’s developing brains so acutely that the effects show up decades later.

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Just Published — First Things First 2021 Annual Report

| September 21, 2021
Just Published — First Things First 2021 Annual Report

Earlier this week, First Things First published and provided to state policymakers our State Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report, Fulfilling Our Commitments to Children and Communities. I am especially pleased to share this report with you because it reflects the impact of our collective work.

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First Things First — Inspiration for Arizona’s early childhood community

| August 24, 2021
First Things First — Inspiration for Arizona’s early childhood community

This year’s First Things First Early Childhood Summit welcomed 1,400 attendees for a day of online learning and support for early childhood professionals.

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First Things First — (Aug. 17) is the FTF Early Childhood Summit 2021

| August 17, 2021
First Things First — (Aug. 17) is the FTF Early Childhood Summit 2021

Early childhood professionals from throughout Arizona will come together tomorrow for the virtual First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2021 presented on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
 
You still have time to join them! You can register today to attend the Summit’s breakout sessions covering early childhood topics that include child development, health, literacy and more. You’ll also hear from three exciting featured speakers: Dr. John Medina, Sharon Day and Doreen Oliver.
 
All Summit attendees can also access recordings of all sessions up to 60 days after the event.

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Aug. 17 — First Things First will present its virtual 2021 Early Childhood Summit

| August 16, 2021
Aug. 17 — First Things First will present its virtual 2021 Early Childhood Summit

First Things First will present the virtual 2021 Early Childhood Summit on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
 
Attendees will enjoy a full-day virtual Summit featuring two exciting keynote speakers and twelve breakout sessions tailored for professionals, stakeholders and supporters of early childhood education and health.

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Aug. 18 — Navajo Nation Early Childhood Information Drive-thru Series

| August 16, 2021
Aug. 18 — Navajo Nation Early Childhood Information Drive-thru Series

First Things First and Navajo Project I-LAUNCH will present the Navajo Nation Early Childhood Information Drive-thru Series to be held Aug. 4 and 18.

Come and learn about early childhood programs and services in your area! We will be providing child and family screenings, goodies and plenty of information!

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One Week Left Until First Things First Early Childhood Summit

| August 10, 2021
One Week Left Until First Things First Early Childhood Summit

You have one week left to register for the virtual First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2021 presented on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
 
The full-day virtual Summit offers breakout sessions covering early childhood topics that include child development, health, literacy and more. You’ll also hear from three exciting featured speakers: Dr. John Medina, Sharon Day and Doreen Oliver.
 
All Summit attendees can also access recordings of all sessions up to 60 days after the event.

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First Things First — Increased funding and education opportunities for the early childhood community

| August 3, 2021
First Things First — Increased funding and education opportunities for the early childhood community

The budget recently signed by Gov. Doug Ducey for state fiscal year 2022 includes $74 million to expand FTF’s signature program, Quality First, by up to 800 more providers over the next three years. Currently, more than 1,000 child care programs voluntarily participate in Quality First, which provides quality improvement supports such as individualized coaching, funding for educational materials and equipment and assistance from a team of experts in child health.

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