Arizona State and Local Government Documents Collection

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2007 2017

The Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board, also known as First Things First, was established to help provide greater opportunities for all children birth through five in Arizona to grown up healthy and ready to succeed.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013/2016

Strong families are the cornerstone of thriving communities. Turns out, they hold one of the keys to their child’s academic success, as well. The majority of a child’s brain develops by the time she is 5 years old, and the strength of a child’s relationships with her family and early caregivers determines whether her brain will develop in healthy ways that promote learning.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013

The prevalence of obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds has more than tripled since the 1970s, and multiple studies are showing increased levels of high blood pressure and diabetes in grade schoolers. Poor nutrition has also been linked to developmental delays and dental problems in young kids. This policy brief outlines the problem of early childhood obesity, defines First Things First’s role in supporting healthy weight in young kids, and identifies possible solutions for families, early childhood educators and communities.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2012

First Things First discusses the link between great early childhood teachers and young children’s learning. The brief details professional development opportunities in Arizona and what First Things First and other organizations are doing to improve the early childhood workforce.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2012

First Things First discusses the link between school readiness and early language levels. Last year, nearly 1 in 4 Arizona third graders did not pass the reading portion of the state standardized test. The number of words a child knows at age 3 strongly correlates with reading and comprehension levels at ages 9 and 10. The brief details how First Things First infuses literacy in to its funded programs and offers parents and caregivers tips on how they can support language and literacy development in their child.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2012

First Things First examines the need for a quality rating and improvement system, and how Quality First can standardize and help improve early child care in Arizona.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2011

The purpose of this action plan is to position Arizona for the provision of home visiting services as part of an overall system of early childhood development and to provide a framework for future growth and development of this effective strategy. It seeks to provide a pathway for delivery of consistent, high quality home visiting services in the context of Arizona’s statewide early childhood development and health system.

Contributors
Arizona. Early Childhood Home Visiting Task Force, Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board, Arizona. Department of Health Services, et al.
Created Date
2010-06

Across the country, states are acknowledging the importance of understanding children’s developmental status as they enter kindergarten to ensure an effective response to their instructional needs. Arizona’s KDI partner group is no exception, as they have recognized the importance of the development of a KDI in Arizona. In addition, they understand that the development and implementation of a KDI will be a significant effort within the state. The KDI Stakeholder Taskforce was convened early in the planning process to provide stakeholder input on three key issues: the KDI tool, PD, and communications. This stakeholder input is invaluable as the state ...

Contributors
Fry, Susan Perkins, Scott-Little, Catherine, Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013-11

The Report of the Early Childhood Research and Evaluation National Advisory Panel is the final report of the First Things First Early Childhood Research and Evaluation National Advisory Panel. The report provides recommendations for a framework for evaluating First Things First’s strategies.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2012-06

This report focused on young children and was created as a collaboration between First Things First and Saint Luke’s Health Initiatives’ Arizona Health Survey in order to take stock of where Arizona stands today.

Contributors
Bruner, Charles, Tirmizi, Syed Noor, Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board, et al.
Created Date
2010-12

The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

The ASU Digital Repository provides access to digital SALAD publications, however the ASU Libraries’ non-digitized Arizona documents can be searched through the ASU Libraries Catalog and Library One Search. For additional assistance, Ask A Government Documents Librarian.

Publications issued by the Morrison Institute for Public Programs at Arizona State University are available in the ASU Digital Repository Morrison Institute for Public Policy - Publications Archive collection.