Quality First supports Arizona’s child care providers, so they can support our young children
Quality First is a program of First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency. Because learning starts from birth, First Things First funds Quality First to help early care and education providers strengthen their programs through professional development and coaching, specialized assistance from a team of early childhood experts and funding to improve facilities and learning materials.
Participating in Quality First is free for regulated child care centers, homes and preschool programs in Arizona. Currently, more than 1,300 providers across the state participate in Quality First. We invite your program to join us, too.
Professional Development & Coaching
Help your program succeed with professional development & coaching from experienced early childhood professionals. Your Quality First coach will listen to your needs, offer advice and guidance, and help you and your staff build your skills with things like:
Early Childhood Experts
Get an extra hand from a team of early childhood experts to support you in helping every child thrive. This specialized assistance is available when you need it, and it’s free. For example, child care health consultants and mental health consultants can help you:
Quality First participants get funding to help support quality early learning for young children. You can use this funding for all the following and more:
About Quality First
Quality First is a program of First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency. Created by voters and funded through tobacco revenues, First Things First supports the healthy development and learning of Arizona’s young children.
Because learning starts from birth, and so many Arizona families need child care, First Things First funds Quality First to help early care and education providers in our state improve the quality of their programs in ways that help young children learn, grow and thrive. That’s why participating in Quality First is free for regulated child care centers, homes and preschool programs in Arizona.