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Early Childhood Summit 2015 Offers Information and Inspiration

| May 15, 2015
Early Childhood Summit 2015 Offers Information and Inspiration

Summit 2015 Offers Information and Inspiration Registration Opens on May 18 The First Things First Early Childhood Summit, to be held August 24 – 25 in Phoenix, brings together early childhood stakeholders to share innovative strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life. In addition to sessions devoted to specific topic areas — such as […]

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Why Early Childhood Matters to Law Enforcement

| May 15, 2015
Why Early Childhood Matters to Law Enforcement

First Things First: Why Early Childhood Matters to… LAW ENFORCEMENT “I believe it is extremely important for the community to support early childhood education because the statistics are clear. Children form impressions of who they are before the age of six. What they learn in those early formative years goes a long way toward helping […]

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Summer is Ideal Time to Prepare for Kindergarten Success

| May 13, 2015
Summer is Ideal Time to Prepare for Kindergarten Success

May 12, 2015 • First Things First While most students think of summer as a break from learning, for young kids entering kindergarten, summer is the ideal time to instill the skills that will make transitioning to school smoother. Kindergarten has changed a lot since most of us started school. Today’s 5-year-olds are expected to […]

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Upcoming Community Meetings – Be a Voice for Young Children

| May 1, 2015
Upcoming Community Meetings – Be a Voice for Young Children

First Things First offers information on upcoming community meetings. Ready for School. Set for Life. You understand that 90% of a child’s brain develops before kindergarten and early experiences lay the foundation for success in school and beyond. Now, you have an opportunity to share that message with education policy leaders in upcoming forums being held […]

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Growing Up Great in Page

| April 10, 2015
Growing Up Great in Page

Here is an article from First Things First: Foster mother Sandra Guzman* is rediscovering what it is like to raise an infant, now that her family is fostering baby Isaac*. With a 14- and 11-year-old at home, Sandra knew she could use the help with Isaac from the Growing Up Great parent education classes offered […]

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Registration Still Open for the Parent & Caregiver Early Childhood Workshop

| April 8, 2015
Registration Still Open for the Parent & Caregiver Early Childhood Workshop

Space is still available to register for the Parent & Caregiver Early Childhood Workshop, K’e: Growing Up Great hosted by the First Things First and Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council. For more information or how to register click HERE or call Elyse Dempsey at 9238-810-4306.

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Babies and toddlers need more reading time

| March 2, 2015
Babies and toddlers need more reading time

March 2, 2015 • First Things First A recent national study shows there’s good news and challenges when it comes to families reading daily with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The good news is parents recognize that reading with young children is important in developing language and literacy skills. The challenge is families aren’t starting early enough. …Read the […]

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Oral Health Tips

| February 8, 2015
Oral Health Tips

First Things First reminds communities that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which raises awareness about the importance of oral health. For information and tips on oral health click HERE.

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Upcoming First Things First Events

| February 2, 2015
Upcoming First Things First Events

Upcoming First Things First (FTF) Events: Early Childhood Forum The next Early Childhood Forum 2.0 is  scheduled for February 18, 2015 at the Navajo Nation Museum, Conference Room 2, Window Rock, Arizona. Lunch will be provided by Growing In Beauty For more information click HERE RSVP to Elyse Dempsey at edempsey@azftf.gov by February 9, 2015 to ensure that the lunch count […]

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Call for Presentations – Early Childhood Summit 2015

| February 2, 2015
Call for Presentations – Early Childhood Summit 2015

First Things First is seeking interactive and engaging proposals for the 2015 Early Childhood Summit, which brings together early childhood professionals, stakeholders and supporters to learn, share and grow. Summit breakout sessions present best practices, innovative and evidence-based strategies, research and resources in a variety of topic areas: Early Childhood Systems Building Early Learning Strengthening […]

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