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Region Stories from Northwest Maricopa

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.

Parents as Teachers Early Intervention Program gives families tools to help children’s healthy…

  • home visitation

The First Things First Northwest Maricopa Regional Council funds the home visitation program Parents as Teachers Early Intervention – for children with…

family resource centers, four siblings sit in chairs next to each other

Surprise family resource center helps get great grandmother resources to help four great…

  • Northwest Maricopa

The FTF Northwest Maricopa funds family resource centers to provide families with the information, services and support they need to help their children…

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.

Senaida Larson is the 2022 Northwest Maricopa Champion

  • Northwest Maricopa

Senaida Larson has been selected as the 2022 First Things First Northwest Maricopa Champion for Young Children.

two woman standing behind a table with early childhood educational items and brochures

Helping Arizona’s active military families find early childhood resources quickly

  • AZ communities

The collaboration between First Things First and Arizona’s military bases is evident during April’s Month of the Military Child.

Quality First preschool helps Aguila boy find confidence

  • child care

The FTF Northwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council funds Quality First so families can send their children to quality child care programs

Young girl holding balloons, wearing a graduation cap in front of a preschool graduation poster

Home visitation program helps new mom care for infant son in Wickenburg

  • family support

The FTF Northwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council funds the home visitation strategy that provides families visits with a trained parent educator.

NICU nurse reading book to newborn

Holly Lozano is the 2020 Northwest Maricopa Region Champion

  • champion

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…

West Valley family resource center helps two brothers with structure and routine

  • family support

“I started planning their day and learned how to use positive redirection and how to make every moment a teachable moment,” Tiffany Vaz said.

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