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Navajo/Apache Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Navajo/Apache Region encompasses the central areas of Navajo and Apache Counties, excluding the lands belonging to the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe in the north and the land belonging to the White Mountain Apache Tribe in the south. The region also includes the Forest Lakes community in Coconino County, east of Heber-Overgaard. The region does not include the city of Winslow, which is in Navajo County but is assigned to the Coconino Region.


The Navajo/Apache 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
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Oral health screenings and fluoride varnishes
  • Supporting access to healthcare for children
  • Supporting the needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

K. Vilay

Sr. Director, Northeast Regional Area


Mike Caruth

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Lisa May

Administrative Assistant


Regional Office

1630 E. White Mountain Blvd., Suite C2
Pinetop, AZ 85935

Region Stories — Navajo/Apache More Stories from Navajo/Apache

Heather Gray

Heather Gray is the 2020 Navajo/Apache Region Champion

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Heather Gray has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Navajo/Apache Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

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Healthy Steps helps Holbrook sisters stay on track for kindergarten

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Healthy Steps for Young Children customizes services to meet individual family needs through enhanced well-child care, home visits and parent information.

Volunteer champion for Navajo/Apache

Pastor Travis Schroeder is the 2019 Navajo/Apache Region Champion

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Pastor Travis Schroeder has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Navajo/Apache Region Champion for Young Children.

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