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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 council’s priorities include:

  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Promoting health, nutrition and physical activity
  • Strengthening families and early literacy
  • Supporting the needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Ashley Pascual

Sr. Director, West Regional Area


Vanessa Sandoval

Service Coordinator


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


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Quality First program helps Parker siblings take center stage with learning

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​Amanda Lucas remembers that shortly after enrolling her 2 ½-year-old daughter Layla at the SonShine Center in Parker, the toddler was ready to take center…

Weekly storytime helps shy Parker boy socialize and build reading skills

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​​Chase Nelson started kindergarten with a bigger vocabulary and more self-confidence thanks to the Tuesdays he spent at the library with his mom.Andrea…

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