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Northern Arizona community members discuss child care challenges and potential solutions

  • child care

The forum at Twin Arrows conference center outside of Flagstaff was the second quarterly gathering on Strengthening the Child Care Workforce.

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Quality First program helps Many Farms preschooler improve her speech

  • Quality First

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs.

Parents say Quality First helped their children with a strong start for kindergarten

  • East Maricopa

Many times, parents don’t know where to begin their search for a quality child care center or preschool. makes it easy.

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.

Delton Francis

Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion

  • champion

Delton Francis has been selected as the 2022 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

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Efforts expand to support the social and emotional health of young children during challenging times

  • mental health

An influx of federal money will allow more providers to access early childhood mental health consultation during a climate of uncertainty.

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Kith and Kin Project helps speech development of young Kayenta boy

  • tribal

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council funds the Kith and Kin Project for family, friends and neighbors who provide home-based child care.

plaque of Eddie Basha Leadership Award

First Things First Navajo Nation Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

  • AZ communities

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council was honored for their collective work to support babies, toddlers and preschoolers in the region.

Shaandiin P. Parrish is the 2021 Navajo Nation Region Champion

  • tribal

Shaandiin P. Parrish, Miss Navajo Nation 2019-2021, has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion for Young Children.The award…

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