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Region Stories from White Mountain Apache 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.

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Faith Ethelbah is White Mountain Apache Tribe’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

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Faith Ethelbah has been selected as the 2018 White Mountain Apache Tribe First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions…

Quality First program helps Whiteriver child with speech difficulties find her voice

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​Military families face many challenges. From moving to a new town every two to four years to adjusting to the deployment of a family member, military…

Child care scholarship allows Whiteriver boy to prepare for kindergarten

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​​Brianne Endfield was determined to raise her son, Denahii, on her own and the right way.The 18-year-old, first-time mom was taking online classes for her…


Quality First center helps Whiteriver toddler prepare for kindergarten

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Audra Cosen of Whiteriver became a single mother to five boys just as her next to youngest son, Ari, turned two.Cosen, who worked as a full-time teacher in…

Claude Endfield is White Mountain Apache Tribe’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Claude Endfield has been selected as 2017 First Things First White Mountain Apache Tribe Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

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