Supporting Kids & Their Families
Parents and families are a child’s first, and most important, teachers.
First Things First is your partner in helping kids arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.
Through our signature programs Arizona parents and families can count on First Things First to provide reliable child development and health information, education and resources.
Arizona Parent Kit – given to the parents of every newborn before they leave the hospital, each kit contains informative DVDs, a resource manual and a book to encourage parents to read to their child.
Birth to Five Helpline – help with your most pressing parenting questions is just a phone call away.
Quality First! - improving the quality of child care centers and homes statewide.
Health & Safety
Immunization Schedule for Children under 6 - American Academy of Pediatrics
Childhood Obesity - American Academy of Pediatrics
Childhood Obesity - Let's Move
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Infant & Toddler Safety, Disease - Centers for Disease Control
Infant & Toddlers Product Recalls - Consumer Product Safety Commission
Injury Prevention - Safe Kids
Car Seat Safety - Seat Check
Health Insurance - Affordable Care Act Information
Child Care & Early Education
Child Care Resource and Referral
Find Care to Fit Your Child
Preparing Kids to Enter Kindergarten
Ages & Stages of Your Child's Development
Text For Baby - Free weekly messages on your cell phone to help throughout your pregnancy and your baby's first year
Infant Tummy Time - Pathways Awareness
Your Child at Birth
Your Child at 2 Months
Your Child at 4-6 Months
Your Child at 6 to 12 Months
Your Child at 12 to 18 Months
Your Child at 18 to 24 Months
Your Child at 24 to 36 Months
Your Child at 3 Years
Your Child at 4 Years
Your Child at 5 Years
Behavior & Discipline
Challenging Behaviors - Zero to Three
Social & Emotional Development / The Importance of Relationships - Zero to Three
Family Tools - Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations
For First Things First's partners serving Arizona Families
Strong Families AZ - Home Visitation informational site
Resources and Family-related Publications
Federal Healthy Start Initiative: A National Network for Effective Home Visitation and Family Support Services