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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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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 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…

Sharyn Weinheimer

Sharyn Weinheimer is the 2020 East Maricopa Region Champion

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Sharyn Weinheimer has been selected as the 2020 First Things First East Maricopa Regional Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

Judy Schroedl

Judy Schroedl is the 2020 Yavapai Region Champion

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Judy Schroedl has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Yavapai Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson is the 2020 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion

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Graham County Superior Court Judge Michael D. Peterson has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.The award…

Deidre Ortega

Deidre Ortega is the 2020 Tohono O’odham Nation Region Champion

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Deidre Ortega has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Tohono O’odham Nation Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions…

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