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Cochise Region



Percentage of young children living in poverty


Population of young children (under age 6)

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The Cochise Region includes all of Cochise County and the northeastern corner of Pima County.


The Cochise Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of young children in the region. The regional council’s priorities include:

  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Raising awareness about the importance of oral health in young children

First Things First Staff

Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Regional Area


Melissa Avant

Regional Director, Cochise


Lois Homewytewa

Administrative Assistant III - Central Region


Heidi Tanner

Administrative Assistant II - Cochise


Regional Office

77 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ  85635


Region Stories — Cochise More Stories from Cochise

mom and daughter smiling in front of a tree

Parent educator helps Bisbee mom bond with infant daughter after recovering from life-threatening illness

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The FTF Cochise Regional Partnership Council funds Parents as Teachers, a home visitation program that provides in-home parent coaching.

Mom with two daughters

Early Childhood Optimum Health program in Douglas helps infant and toddler receive specialized medical services

  • Cochise

The FTF Cochise Region funds medical home care coordination, where case managers work with families to review care plans and manage medical appointments.

Athena Reynolds

Athena Reynolds is Cochise’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

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Athena Reynolds has been selected as the 2018 Cochise First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

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