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Phoenix North Region

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66,337

Population of young children (under age 6)

26%

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 regional 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 Regional Area & Gila River Indian Community

602.771.5006

Karyn Parker

Regional Director. Phoenix North

602.771.5056

Nicole Berndt

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.5073

Shontel DixonMulato

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.5049

Diane Joralmon

Administrative II, Phoenix Region & Gila River Indian Community

602.771.5070

Regional Office

4000 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Region Stories — Phoenix North More Stories from Phoenix North

Amanda Hundley

Amanda Hundley is the 2020 First Things First Phoenix North Region Champion

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Dr. Amanda Hundley has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Phoenix North Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

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.

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