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Pima North Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Pima North Region is defined as the northern portion of Pima County, not including the lands belonging to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation. The region includes the city of South Tucson, the towns of Oro Valley and Marana, and the unincorporated communities of Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde, Picture Rocks, Catalina, Avra Valley and Nelson. It does not include the Redington area in the northeastern corner of Pima County, which is assigned to the Cochise Region.


The Pima 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:

  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting and parenting education
  • 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

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Heather Friedman

Regional Director, Pima North Regional


Jessica Harrington

Sr. Director, Southeast Regional Area


Lisette DeMars

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Roxanne Ochoa

Administrative Assistant III, Southeast Regional Area


Regional Office

3610 N Prince Village Pl
Tucson, AZ 85719

Region Stories — Pima North More Stories from Pima North

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Bill Berk is the 2019 Pima North Region Champion

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Bill Berk has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Pima North Region Champion for Young Children.

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Quality First scholarship helps Tucson boy find a consistent daily routine

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Quality First preschool shows parents the importance of daily structure, such as nap schedules, meal times, reading daily.

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Penelope Jacks is Pima North’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

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Penelope Jacks has been selected as the 2018 Pima North First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

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