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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 regional council’s priorities include:

  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Supporting the needs of families with children that have complex needs

First Things First Staff

Peter Van Wyck

Sr. Director, Northeast Region


Memarie Tsosie

Regional Director, Navajo Nation


Marlo McCabe

Community Engagement Coordinator


Ellen Felty

Administrative Specialist III - Northeast Region


Jacquelynn Yazzie

Administrative Specialist II - Northeast Region


Rodina Jordan-Dahozy

Program Coordination Specialist - Navajo Nation


Sharrisa Ben

Program Coordination Specialist - Navajo Nation


Regional Office

First Things First
Tsehootsooi Dine Bi’Olta
100 Chee Dodge Dr.
Window Rock, AZ 86515

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