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

Quality First!

Child Care Resource and Referral

Find Care to Fit Your Child

Quality Checklist

First Day of K - Get Ready

Summer Readiness before the First Day of K 

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