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Northwest Maricopa Region

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55,078

Population of young children (under age 6)

22%

Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Northwest Maricopa Region lies entirely in Maricopa County and is densely populated in the east, but very sparsely populated in the west. It includes: six incorporated cities and towns — Peoria, El Mirage, Glendale, Surprise, Wickenburg and Youngtown; several unincorporated places — Aguila, Morristown, Sun City, Sun City West, Waddell and Wittmann; as well as small parts of the city of Phoenix.

Priorities

The Northwest Maricopa 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
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting, family resource centers, supporting children with special needs, and parenting education

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region


First Things First Staff

Eric Santiago

Regional Director, Northwest Maricopa

602.771.4961

Karen Yearwood

Sr. Director, Maricopa Regional Area

602.771.4982

Caitlyn Hollins

Administrative Assistant III

602.771.4988

Cynthia Gandara

Administrative Assistant II - NW & SW Maricopa

602.771.4960

Nicole Yezzi

Parent Awareness and Outreach Coordinator

602.771.4960

Regional Office

Thunderbird Office Park
14050 N. 83rd Ave., Suite 140
Peoria, AZ 85381

Region Stories — Northwest Maricopa More Stories from Northwest Maricopa

NICU nurse reading book to newborn

Holly Lozano is the 2020 Northwest Maricopa Region Champion

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Holly Lozano has been selected as the 2020 Northwest Maricopa First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

West Valley family resource center helps two brothers with structure and routine

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“I started planning their day and learned how to use positive redirection and how to make every moment a teachable moment,” Tiffany Vaz said.

Volunteer champion for Northwest Maricopa

Jackie Schell is the 2019 Northwest Maricopa Region Champion

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Jackie Schell has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Northwest Maricopa Region Champion for Young Children.

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