Welcome To First Things First

First Things First is Summit County's comprehensive childhood development project.
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Check Your Child's Development

You can now complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) online to see how your child is developing!
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School Readiness: Birth to Kindergarten

Summit County has identified three targeted areas that support children's transition to Kindergarten.
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Summit County Maternal Depression Network

FTF can help link women and their family to support services
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Join Us!

Bringing Early Childhood and Kindergarten to your Community.
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Community Partners

First Things First is a coalition consisting of many agencies and service providers in Summit County working together to improve services. Click here to read more...

Goals & Strategies

The Early Care and Education Enhancement Plan strives to address system gaps and ensure the health of our children. Click here to read more...

Programs & Services

Browse programs related to childhood development or search our comprehensive database for children's services. Click here to read more...

About Us

First Things First is Summit County's Childhood Development Project

IN March 2009, the late Summit County Executive Russ Pry designated Summit County Family and Children First Council as the lead agency in developing a comprehensive early care and education system enhancement plan. This plan established First Things First, a child development project which strives to address system gaps and to identify improvements needed to ensure young children in Summit County have the greatest opportunity for positive physical and mental health, early learning, and developmental outcomes, and to ensure families have access to needed support services.
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Our Events

Summit Kids Month

August is Summit Kids Month, a month-long focus on the importance of early childhood education, screening, and health and wellness. For more information, click here.
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7th Annual Summit For Kids

Save the date for Saturday August, 19 2017! Check back for more details...
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Click HERE to view our Calendar of Events

Latest News

  • Help For New Moms
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        Postpartum depression affects 10-15% of women. Symptoms of postpartum depression last longer than…
  • TSS Kick Off – January 2017
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    We are excited to announce a new event coming in January 2017! This TSS Kick-Off will…
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