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Pinal Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Pinal Region is defined as Pinal County, not including the lands belonging to the Gila River Indian Community, the Tohono O’odham Nation or the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The region does include the land belonging to the Ak-Chin Indian Community.


The Pinal Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of the young children in the region. The council’s regional 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
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting and parenting education
  • Developmental, sensory and oral health screenings
  • Effective collaboration among system partners

Pinal Community Resource Referral Form Training

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First Things First Staff

Shannon Brown

Regional Director, Pinal


Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Regional Area


Lois Homewytewa

Administrative Assistant III - Central Region


Katrina Devinny

Program Collaboration Specialist


Michele Reimer

Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office

1515 E Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Region Stories — Pinal More Stories from Pinal

Grandparents smiling on the sofa with their grandchildren

Family, Friends and Neighbor program helps Maricopa grandmother prepare granddaughter for kindergarten

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The FTF Pinal Regional Partnership Council funds the Family, Friends and Neighbor program, which focuses on supporting in-home child care providers.

Kelly Cota

Kelly Cota is the 2020 Pinal Region Champion

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Kelly Cota has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Pinal Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…

Family on playground slide

Quality First preschool sets up San Tan Valley boy for kindergarten success

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San Tan Valley boy didn’t just get by in kindergarten, he loved school and excelled in it.

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