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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 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
  • Oral health screenings and fluoride varnishes

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Melissa Avant

Regional Director, Cochise


Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Region


Heidi Tanner

Administrative Assistant II- Cochise


Regional Office

77 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ  85635


Region Stories — Cochise More Stories from Cochise

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…


Parents As Teachers shows Cochise County mom how to teach son independence

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First-time mom Athena Reynolds was looking for a support system.“I was clueless,” Reynolds said, thinking back to when her son Alexander was born. “I…

Jane Strain is Cochise's 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Strain has engaged in awareness-raising efforts such as: Speaking to state representatives and local elected officials about early childhood development and…

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