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Navajo Nation Region

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10,894

Population of young children (under age 6)

53%

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.

Priorities

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 more about what we fund.


First Things First Staff

Memarie Tsosie

Regional Director, Navajo Nation

928.810.4307

Virginia Turner

Sr. Director, Northeast Region

928.637.0410

Ellen Felty

Administrative Assistant III - Northeast Region

928.637.0413

Amanda Bahe

Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator

928.810.4301

Marlo McCabe

Administrative Assistant II - Navajo Nation

928.810.4306

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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