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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


Chinna Garza

Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office

3610 N Prince Village Pl
Ste 100
Tucson, AZ 85719

Region Stories — Pima North More Stories from Pima North

Specialized home visitation program helps Tucson boy catch up on developmental milestones

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The FTF Pima North Regional Council funds the Parents as Teachers Children with Special Needs program that provides the family with a parent coach.

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Maria Avila is the 2021 Pima North Champion for Young Children

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Maria Avila has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Pima North Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

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Registered nurse helps new mom care for infant son in Tucson

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

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