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These stories illustrate how early childhood programs and services funded by First Things First make a difference for young children and families in communities across Arizona.

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Luis Hernandez is the 2020 La Paz/Mohave Region Champion

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Luis Hernandez of Lake Havasu City has been named the 2020 First Things First La Paz/Mohave Region Champion for Young Children.

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Faith Laurence-Leslie is the 2020 Navajo Nation Champion

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Faith Laurence-Leslie has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Navajo Nation Champion for Young Children.

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Adrea Ricke is the 2020 Gila Champion

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Adrea Ricke has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Gila Champion for Young Children.

Sienna Whittington

Sienna Whittington is the 2020 Gila River Indian Community Champion

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Sienna Whittington has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Gila River Indian Community Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

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Holly Lozano is the 2020 Northwest Maricopa Region Champion

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Holly Lozano has been selected as the 2020 Northwest Maricopa First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Child Care Program and child care providers are the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Champions

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Child Care Program and child care providers have been selected as the 2020 First Things First Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region Champions for Young…

Kelly Cota

Kelly Cota is the 2020 Pinal Region Champion

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Kelly Cota has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Pinal Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…

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Amanda Clark is the 2020 Coconino Region Champion

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First Things First recognizes Amanda Clark as the 2020 First Things First Coconino Region Champion for Young Children.

Dawn Berg

Dawn Berg is the 2020 First Things First Phoenix South Champion

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Dawn Berg has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Phoenix South Regional Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

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