Tag: FTF

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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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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2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015

| December 17, 2014
2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015

2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015 In February 2015, Arizona Department of Education will host a two-day summit focusing on the Infant Toddler Development Guide, effective instructional strategies for working with infants & toddlers, including those with special needs, and the importance of building strong foundations that lead to school-readiness. Topics […]

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Simple Toys Best For Young Kids’ Learning

| November 27, 2014
Simple Toys Best For Young Kids’ Learning

Simple toys best for young kids’ learning  As we enter the holiday season, we will soon be bombarded with ads heralding the latest learning toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. These toys promise fantastic educational rewards, sometimes with a price tag to match. Turns out, the toys that can be most beneficial to children’s learning […]

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Information from August’s First Things First Early Childhood Summit

| October 6, 2014
Information from August’s First Things First Early Childhood Summit

In August, more than 1,250 early childhood professionals and supporters came together at the Phoenix Convention Center for the FTF Early Childhood Summit. It was an informative and inspiring two days. If you missed it… •Check out the photo gallery •See presentation materials from many of the 75 breakout sessions •Watch the opening keynote from […]

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Spread the word about the importance of early childhood – FTF Video Ads Released

| August 11, 2014
Spread the word about the importance of early childhood – FTF Video Ads Released

First Things First partners with communities across Arizona to strengthen families and support the health and learning of our youngest children. A key piece of their work is to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood. That’s where you come in. Their latest awareness ads are now running on TV, radio, movie theater […]

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First Things First Early Childhood Summit – Learn, Share, Grow – August 18-19 – Full Program Now Available!

| August 4, 2014
First Things First Early Childhood Summit – Learn, Share, Grow – August 18-19 – Full Program Now Available!

The First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2014 is just two weeks away (August 18-19), and the full program is now available for preview. Registered participants will receive a hard copy when checking in, but we invite you to preview it now online and start planning your itinerary. In addition to the opening and closing keynotes, there […]

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First Things First Early Childhood Summit – Learn, Share, Grow – August 18-19

| June 30, 2014
First Things First Early Childhood Summit – Learn, Share, Grow – August 18-19

The First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2014 is a unique opportunity to meet and share innovative strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life. Registration is now open. In addition to more than 75 breakout sessions devoted to early learning, children’s health, family support and more, we are proud to welcome an exciting lineup of keynote […]

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Lawmaker Targets Early Childhood Education Money to Fund CPS

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lawmaker Targets Early Childhood Education Money to Fund CPS

A senior Republican legislator wants to use tobacco-tax dollars to help fund the embattled Child Protective Services, which was recently rocked by revelations that it ignored more than 6,000 cases of abuse and neglect over several years. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, is wading into a big fight. He is not proposing a new revenue source, but is instead targeting the funds of the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, also known as First Things First.

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