The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Children & Families

  • Headshot of Rhian Evans Allvin.

    Creating a Competitive Workforce - Helping Children Thrive by 5 Impact Story

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  • Two female health consultants sitting at a table with two young boys.

    Child Care Health Consultants Impact Story

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  • Two small girls brushing a stuffed frog's theeth.

    First Smiles - Early Oral Health Care Saves Money Impact Story

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  • Teenagers planting a garden.

    Teens Grow Heirloom Apache Crops Impact Story

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  • Reading with families at Globe Library

    Book M.A.G.I.C. (Making a Giant Impact on Children)

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  • Maricopa County Master Gardener Citrus Clinics

    Join us for the 2018 Citrus Clinics!

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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.

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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

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

UA Cochise County Cooperative Extension

Come to the UA Sierra Vista South Campus on April 21st for our 2nd Annual Family Day at the UA!

  • Arizona Agriculture: Bee's Amazing Adventure (Book Cover)

    Announcing open registration for the 2017 AZ Agricultural Literacy Days, held October 16 - December 15. Volunteers receive a free copy of Arizona's first children's book entirely dedicated to Arizona Agriculture to read and donate to an elementary classroom.

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