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Phoenix North Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


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.


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

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Jennifer Johnson

Sr. Director, Phoenix Region & Gila River Indian Community


Nicole Berndt

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Shontel DixonMulato

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Diane Joralmon

Administrative II, Phoenix Region & Gila River Indian Community


Regional Office

4000 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Region Stories — Phoenix North More Stories from Phoenix North

Phoenix family resource center provides support to young boy

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After spending a year attending story time at the center, Gabby Martinez said she is confident that Julian will be ready for kindergarten.

Leanne Lipiczky

Leeanne Lipiczky is the 2019 Phoenix North Region Champion

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Leeanne Lipiczky has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Phoenix North Region Champion for Young Children.

Mother and daughter

Quality First preschool helps Phoenix preschooler grow socially and emotionally

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

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