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Colorado River Indian Tribes Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Colorado River Indian Tribes Region is defined as the Arizona part of the Colorado River Reservation, including the town of Parker. The region lies entirely in La Paz County.


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

  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Providing access to high quality, culturally responsive early care and education
  • Promoting health, nutrition and physical activity
  • Strengthening families and early literacy
  • Supporting the needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system

First Things First Staff

Tara Gene

Regional Director, Colorado River Indian Tribes


Ashley Pascual

Sr. Director, West Regional Area


Vanessa Sandoval

Program Coordination Specialist


Marie Megui

Administrative Assistant III - West Regjon


Kim Corbin

Administrative Assistant II - CRIT/La Paz/Mohave & Hualapai


Regional Office

1940 Mesquite Avenue, Suite E
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


Region Stories — Colorado River Indian Tribes More Stories from Colorado River Indian Tribes

mom and her son standing with his teacher

New grant provides quality early learning to kids of working families living in Parker

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When a local child care center in Parker closed, the FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes Regional Partnership Council stepped in.

Head shot of Daris Laffoon

Daris Laffoon is the 2020 Colorado River Indian Tribes Region Champion

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Daris Laffoon has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Colorado River Indian Tribes Champion for Young Children. 

members of the council

Summer Transition to Kindergarten program helps preschoolers from the Colorado River Indian Tribes area get prepared to succeed

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The program has proven to be very successful. Families have made a great effort to attend each class, and it has encouraged parents to learn with their…

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