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Region Stories from Pascua Yaqui 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.

Summer transition to kindergarten helps Pascua Yaqui Tribe children be ready

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Throughout the program, teachers focused on school readiness with techniques that supported social and emotional growth, and provided a fun academic structure…

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The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Foster Care Program is the 2019 Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region Champion

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The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Foster Care Program has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region Champion for Young Children.

Pascua Yaqui teachers create adaptable learning environments for young children

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More professional development opportunities were provided to the teachers working with young students at the Pacua Yaqui Head Start.

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KPYT Radio Station is Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

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KPYT Radio Station has been selected as the 2018 Pascua Yaqui Tribal Region First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

College scholarship helps Pascua Yaqui teacher give her students a strong educational foundation

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A​fter working for about a decade as an early childhood teacher at the Pascua Yaqui Head Start, Maria Jones had a decision to make.New regulations require…

Pascua Yaqui Tribe library literacy workshops enhance skills and tribal way of life

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​​Amalia A.M. Reyes always knows when the literacy workshops for parents are working. Reyes, who supervises the Dr. Fernando Escalante Community Library…

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College scholarship helps Pascua Yaqui staff work toward dream of opening culturally relevant child…

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​As Andrea Romero works her way through college, she looks at her son Isaiha for inspiration. “I was a young parent and had to work very hard to get where…

The Dr. Fernando Escalante Library is Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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The Dr. Fernando Escalante Library has been selected as the 2017 Pascua Yaqui Tribe First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

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Library literacy stations help parents see themselves as a child’s first teacher

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​​​“TWO! That’s my number, that’s how old I am,” said 2 year old Joaquin, as his eyes lit up when he saw the number two flash across the screen…

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