Apply to Quality First

Welcome to the Quality First Application Process

Please note that a separate application is required for each licensed child care site. Programs that share a license are considered one program and should submit one application together.

After submitting your application, you will be notified of eligibility once it is determined that your center or home is regulated and in good standing with your regulating body or bodies. This notification of eligibility does not mean you have been enrolled in Quality First.

Space in Quality First is limited. All eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list and will be considered for selection as new spaces are made available. Selections occur throughout the year and are based on the date of application submission.

The following information is required in order for you to successfully submit your application. Please gather this information BEFORE you begin the application process:

Parents & Families



  • First Things First
  • First Things First partners with parents and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.