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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:

  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Educating families about the importance of early literacy
  • Improving the quality of family, friend and neighbor care
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting
  • Connecting Native American families and children to their language and culture

First Things First Staff

Memarie Tsosie

Regional Director, Navajo Nation


Marlo McCabe

Community Engagement Coordinator


Ellen Felty

Administrative Assistant III - Northeast Region


Jacquelynn Yazzie

Administrative Assistant II - Northeast Region


Rodina Jordan-Dahozy

Program Coordination Specialist


Regional Office

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

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