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Navajo Nation Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Navajo Nation Region is defined as the Arizona portion of the Navajo Nation Reservation. The region covers nearly 16,000 square miles in the northeast corner of the state, stretching across Apache, Navajo and Coconino counties. The entire reservation, which dates to the Navajo Treaty of 1868, also includes lands in Utah and New Mexico.


The Navajo Nation 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
  • Improving the quality of family, friend and neighbor care
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting
  • Oral health screenings and fluoride varnishes 

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Memarie Tsosie

Regional Director, Navajo Nation


K. Vilay

Sr. Director, Northeast Region


Ellen Felty

Administrative Assistant III - Northeast Region


Marlo McCabe

Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2449 Window Rock, AZ 86515
Physical Address:
48 W Highway 264, Suite 207
Window Rock, AZ 86515

Region Stories — Navajo Nation More Stories from Navajo Nation

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Quality First center in Fort Defiance helps 2-year-old with conversation and healthy eating habits

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Quality First center in Fort Defiance helps 2-year-old with conversation and healthy eating habits

Kerlissa Bitah

Kerlissa Bitah is Navajo Nation's 2018 Champion for Young Children

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Kerlissa Bitah has been selected as the 2018 Navajo Nation First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

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Quality First preschool helps Chinle preschooler gain important literacy skills

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Lola Wood was trying her best to get her young son Takoda interested in learning while they were together at home, but felt like he needed more motivation and…

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