What does quality early education look like?

Quality child care and preschool programs build on basic health and safety to include:

  • Teachers who know how to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers
  • Learning environments that nurture the emotional, social, language and cognitive development of every child
  • Positive, consistent relationships that give young children the individual attention they need

What is Quality First?

Quality First – a signature program of First Things First – partners with child care and preschool providers to improve the quality of early learning across Arizona.

Quality First funds quality improvements that research proves help children thrive. And through this website, Quality First offers parents information about the importance of quality early care and education and what to look for in child care and preschool settings that promote learning.

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Search for a Provider

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

Look for the Sign

Providers that display this sign are committed to improving the quality of care and education for the children they serve.