Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, In a program funded by Arizona’s First Things First program, Daniel Cox, who is 23 months old, plays with a little toy refrigerator at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library in Marana. The vote on Proposition 302 preserved Arizona’s First Thing First programs.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Natalie Abrams sits with her 1-year-old Mitch in her lap last week. Nearly 70 percent of the electorate voted against Proposition 302, which would have swept the fund balance and altered numerous early childhood development and health programs.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Two-year-old Maddie Abrams plays in front of Kiely Lammers at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Branch Library last week during Stay and Play. The program is sponsored by the Marana Unified School District and funded by Arizona First Things First.