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Region Stories from Cocopah Tribe

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.

home visitation, quote from father Rigo Mendoza

Cocopah Early Steps guides father and children to new milestones

  • home visitation

The FTF Cocopah Tribe Regional Council funds the home visitation program, which offers weekly and bi-weekly visits from a trained parent educator.

Welcome new regional council members

New regional council members share expertise and passion

  • AZ communities

There are 36 new regional partnership council members joining the more than 250 dedicated community members across Arizona.

Cocopah Tribe girl transitions to kindergarten through developing social skills and healthy eating…

  • tribal

The FTF Cocopah Tribe Regional Council funds a transition to kindergarten camp to help prepare children to succeed in kindergarten.

Mom holding young daughter in pink Disney shirt

Health awareness program helps Cocopah families try healthy foods to reduce obesity in young…

  • health

The FTF Cocopah Tribe Regional Partnership Council funds the a program designed to promote health and reduce obesity in young children in the region.

text says November is national Native American Heritage Month

Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

  • AZ communities

Early childhood providers have found ways to connect with families, despite the lack of internet connection and access to technology.

Mom and daughter smiling

Cocopah Early Steps helps both mom and toddler with smooth transitions

  • Cocopah Tribe

When Olivia was 18-months-old, Stephanie enrolled in a home visitation program and began learning more about brain development and how all children develop at…

Home visits help Cocopah toddler communicate better with family

  • family support

​​​​​During a local health fair, a mother of a 2-year-old boy approached the Cocopah Early Steps program table. The mom shared that she and her…

Healthy and ready for school

  • health & nutrition

A child’s most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten. Good nutrition is vital to healthy development in young children, and poor…

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