A child's most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten. First Things First is committed to helping Arizona kids five and younger receive the quality education, healthcare and family support they need to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed.

Our Signature Programs

Quality First

Choosing a child care provider is one of the most important decisions a parent makes. Quality First helps.

Birth to Five Helpline

Answers to your child development questions. A calm perspective. A sounding board. They’re all as close as 1 (877) 705-KIDS.

Arizona Parent Kit

You can’t make a parent from a kit. But you can give them the tools, resources and a little inspiration to make their job easier.

Making a Difference for Arizona Families

Access to Safe, Quality Child Care Gives Family a Boost

“My child was in a safe place with people who cared for her.”


First-Time Mom Gains Confidence as Child's First Teacher

New parent discovers ways to stimulate child’s learning.


Future Looks and Sounds Brighter for Preschool Twins

"Because of your service, we fixed two major medical problems and both children are doing great at school."


Growing Up Great in Page

Foster family gets support in fostering baby through parent education classes.


The Most Important Job: Dad

Home visitation program helps father provide safe, nurturing home environment that supports children’s learning.