Quality child care helps kids thrive

Choosing child care for your infant or toddler is a big decision. There are many factors to consider, but the interactions between teachers and children should be one of the first things you look for.

Quality child care and preschool programs have teachers who know how to provide nurturing, stimulating interactions and build positive relationships with young children.

Watch this 1-minute video to see what to look for in teacher-child interactions that result in quality early learning.

Quality First

Quality child care helps children learn, grow and thrive. Research shows that kids in high-quality early learning programs are more prepared for kindergarten and do better in school. They’re even more likely to graduate from high school.

Learn more and find quality programs near you at QualityFirstAZ.com.

About First Things First

Arizonans created First Things First to support the health, development and early education of our state’s youngest children. First Things First partners with Arizona families and communities to help kids have the positive experiences they need to arrive at school ready to succeed. We do this through quality early care and education programs, preventive health efforts, and supporting parents in their role as their child’s first teachers.

MORE: Find our archive of First Things First posts here.

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