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East Maricopa

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54,701

Population of young children (under age 6)

17%

Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The East Maricopa Region lies entirely within Maricopa County and spans urban communities to the east of Phoenix as well as less densely populated, suburban and rural communities reaching towards the edges of the Maricopa County boundary. This diverse, expansive region includes: three cities — Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe; five towns — Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Guadalupe and Paradise Valley; three unincorporated places — Goldfield Ranch, Rio Verde and Sun Lakes; two Phoenix neighborhoods — Ahwatukee and Paradise Valley Village; and one Indian reservation — the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

Priorities

The East Maricopa 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
  • Strengthening families through parenting education, voluntary home visiting and family resource centers.
  • Oral health screenings and fluoride varnishes
  • Supporting access to healthcare for children

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region


First Things First Staff

Conrad Lindo

Regional Director, East Maricopa

602.771.4984

Wendy Sabatini

Sr. Director, Maricopa Region

602.771.4982

Caitlyn Hollins

Administrative Assistant III

602.771.4988

Donna Shott

Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.4992

Lisa Ciolli

Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.4993

Regional Office

1839 S Alma School Rd, Ste 100
Mesa, AZ 85210

Region Stories — East Maricopa More Stories from East Maricopa

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Scottsdale Family Resource Center helps young sisters establish healthy emotional behaviors

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“These programs have made a difference for our family,” Chris Ortiz said. “I genuinely feel that I have become a more capable and confident parent.”

Kim Waggoner

Kim Waggoner is the 2019 East Maricopa Region Champion

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Kim Waggoner has been selected as the 2019 First Things First East Maricopa Region Champion for Young Children.

family with seven children

Positive experiences at Quality First preschool impact all seven Scottsdale siblings

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Scottsdale siblings received early education at Quality First preschool and their positive experiences impacted the entire family.

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