Smart Talk for Smart Development

Smart Talk for Smart Development

by Expect More Arizona

From birth to age 3, a child’s brain develops very fast—more than at any other time in life. To help children grow in ways that promote learning and reading and support later success in school, Read On Arizona developed Smart Talk, a campaign designed to give parents, caregivers and family members the tools and the …

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Show Your Love Through Literacy

by Judi Morellion

You have heard it said that “parents are their child’s first teachers.” Nothing could be more true. In addition to feeding, sheltering, and clothing a child, literacy is another essential aspect of parenting. There is no one in a better position to do that than parents. Parents who talk, sing, play, and read to their …

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Key Highlights from Legislative Session

by Expect More Arizona

With the legislative session hitting its midway point, we wanted to provide an update on several key pieces of legislation that Expect More Arizona has been and will be advocating for this year. The following are highlights of important issues from our 2017 advocacy agenda that we are working to advance down at the Capitol and …

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2017 Early Childhood Legislative Day

by Expect More Arizona

Early childhood champions are gathering to raise awareness of the importance of the early years at Early Childhood Legislative Day. Come hang out on the lawn and network with friends and legislators, as we show how early childhood development and health contribute to healthy children, third-grade literacy, enhanced economic development and strong communities! This is …

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An Encouraging Plan for Education

by Expect More Arizona

In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Ducey expressed that education issues will be his top priority this year. Nearly half of his hour-long speech was spent on the topic as he laid out 16 proposals, which can be found here. The details will be critical, and are expected to be outlined in …

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Making Progress Together

243 organizations

are partnering with us to make education a top priority in Arizona

80 thousand

supporters of the movement for world-class education in Arizona

96 percent

of Arizonans believe all kids deserve a world-class education

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