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Region Stories from Graham/Greenlee

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.

Tanya Montez is the 2022 Graham/Greenlee Champion

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Tanya Montez has been selected as the 2022 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

teacher and preschoolers around a table with play dough and cutters

Creating a pipeline of early childhood teachers in eastern Arizona

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A new 2+2 program will help early childhood teachers attain their bachelor’s degree in early childhood degree in eastern Arizona.

Safford library storytime helps young Solomon boy prepare for a lifetime of learning

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The First Things First Graham/Greenlee Regional Partnership Council funds early literacy programs, like Story Time at the Library, to help families foster…

Woman standing in hospital room talking to mother who recently gave birth to a child.

Helping eastern Arizona moms of newborns one conversation at a time

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Tanya Montez’s connection to the early childhood programs throughout Graham and Greenlee counties has made her an indispensable resource.

Susan Wood is the 2021 Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children

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Dr. Susan Wood has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

Mom kneeling, wearing a stars and stripes t-shirt, holding her son with a red tshirt and daughter standing next to her.

Home visitation program helps Duncan mom pass on self-regulation skills to kids

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The FTF Graham/Greenlee Regional Council funds the Healthy Families program to offer individualized support to parents of young children.

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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…

woman with clipboard and another woman sitting watching a small child play with blocks.

Two grants awarded to help reduce preschool expulsions in southeastern Arizona

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The FTF Cochise Region and FTF Graham/Greenlee Region recently received two separate grants to fund early childhood mental health consultation.

Safford library story time helps instill love of learning in girl

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When Chandler Aaron was 9 months old, her mom went back to work as a school teacher. Luckily for Chandler, her grandma Barbara Matthews became her full-time…

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