Latest Results of the First Things First external Evaluation Report. Click here to read a research brief that highlights the emergent themes and critical issues related to early childhood in Arizona. Find out how families and stakeholders responded.
Brain Time with Brain Boxes® is in a library near you. The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in collaboration with New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development is providing Brain Boxes® for caregivers to use with children from birth to age 5 ½ years old to libraries across the state. A set of Brain Boxes® includes 12 individual boxes: two for infants, two for babies, two for toddlers and six for pre-school children. Each box contains activity cards and all the materials needed for the activities described to encourage healthy brain development at the age level designated. Training on how to use the Brain Boxes® will be conducted for librarians who receive them.
Wired for Success® workshop provides information on infant brain development for parents, expectant parents, grandparents, caregivers, child care providers and interested community members. Those who attend this four-hour FREE workshop will learn about the latest research and techniques to wire up their baby’s brain for a successful future. Sessions and all materials are available in both English and Spanish. Wired for Success® was funded and developed in partnership with Arizona Public Service.