The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Children & Families

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    Child Care Health Consultants Impact Story

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    First Smiles - Early Oral Health Care Saves Money Impact Story

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    Teens Grow Heirloom Apache Crops Impact Story

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Balancing work and family commitments can be a struggle for many Arizonans. The Early Childhood Development education programs help people improve their lives through effective parenting, responsible decision making and access to community support systems. These Cooperative Extension programs are designed to link educational and community resources to people who are looking for ways to improve their family's health and well-being. These programs include education that focuses on people and families who are under additional stress due to limited resources.

Family development programs help people improve their lives related to caregiving, nutrition and community leadership. These Cooperative Extension programs link families to educational and community programs that help them improve their relationships, develop knowledge and decision-making abilities around health and well-being and provide opportunities for leadership skill-building.

What's Happening

1st Annual Spring Fiesta

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Maricopa County office is holding its first annual, Spring Fiesta.

Brain Builders for Life

This 16-hour interactive training focuses on integrating early brain development and typical child development for children prenatal to age three.

Brain Builders for Life

This 16-hour interactive training focuses on integrating early brain development and typical child development for children prenatal to age three.

Water Awareness Month's "Learn-to-Conserve Series" 2nd event: Family Day at the UA.

This four-part seminar is based on the Triple P curriculum, which is proven to reduce behavior problems in children by helping parents remain posit

Brain Builders for Life

This 16-hour interactive training focuses on integrating early brain development and typical child development for children prenatal to age three.

Brain Builders for Life

This 16-hour interactive training focuses on integrating early brain development and typical child development for children prenatal to age three.

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