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Phoenix North Region

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66,337

Population of young children (under age 6)

30%

Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Phoenix North Region is primarily the city of Phoenix north of Thomas Road. The region also includes the unincorporated communities of Anthem and New River to the north. Note that the Phoenix neighborhoods of Ahwatukee and Paradise Valley Village are assigned to the East Maricopa Region, and some Phoenix neighborhoods adjacent to Glendale are assigned to the Northwest Maricopa Region.

Priorities

The Phoenix North 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
  • Oral health screenings and fluoride varnishes
  • Developmental and sensory screenings
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting and family resource centers

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First Things First Staff

Karen Yearwood

Regional Director, Phoenix North

602.771.5056

Jennifer Johnson

Sr. Director, Phoenix Region & Gila River Indian Community

602.771.5006

Nicole Berndt

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.5073

Shontel DixonMulato

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.5049

Regional Office

4000 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Region Stories — Phoenix North More Stories from Phoenix North

Mother and daughter

Quality First preschool helps Phoenix preschooler grow socially and emotionally

  • Quality First

Phoenix mother finds Quality First preschool for her daughter to have the best opportunity to develop and gain the needed skills for kindergarten.

Angelica Rodriguez

Angelica Rodriguez is Phoenix North’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

  • Champion

Angelica Rodriguez has been selected as the 2018 Phoenix North First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

Mother with son

New Phoenix mom finds support to prepare her children to succeed in school

  • school readiness

​When Elizabeth Goings first moved to Phoenix with her husband, she did not have a lot of options for her young son, Joshua. With limited ability to speak…

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