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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 regional council’s priorities include:

  •  Providing affordable support services and resources for families of young children
  • Increasing access to high-quality, affordable health care services
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Increasing access to developmental, physical or mental health screenings
  • Scholarships for early educators to pursue college degrees and certifications
  • Increasing public awareness and support for early childhood development
  • Educating parents on the importance of early childhood care and education

First Things First Staff

Karri Kerns

Regional Director, Pima North Region


Jessica Harrington

Sr. Director, Southeast Regional Area


Roxanne Ochoa

Administrative Assistant III, Southeast Regional Area


Robert Clark

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office

3610 N Prince Village Pl
Tucson, AZ 85719

Region Stories — Pima North More Stories from Pima North

Father in baseball cap with son and his mother

Registered nurse helps new mom care for infant son in Tucson

  • family support

The Nurse-Family Partnership program provides regular visits by trained nurses starting in early pregnancy through the child’s second year.

Joan Wagener is the 2020 First Things First Pima North Champion

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Pima County Superior Court Judge Joan Wagener has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Pima North Champion.

Nurse-Family Partnership program helps pregnant Tucson mother ensure her baby is healthy, safe and ready to learn

  • family support

“It is so helpful to have someone who is an expert share ideas and resources with me,” said Rosalinda Vergara

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