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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 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

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

Pinal Community Resource Referral Form Training

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First Things First Staff

Shannon Fontes

Pinal Regional Director


Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Region


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

Mom and dad reading with son

Quality First scholarship helps Coolidge boy become more independent

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Quality First scholarships help eligible families afford to send their child to quality child care centers and preschools.

Karen Bradley

Karen Bradley is Pinal’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

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Karen Bradley has been selected as the 2018 Pinal First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer…


Maricopa mom attributes kindergarten success to parenting education program

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Mid-year of kindergarten at Butterfield Elementary School in Maricopa, 5-year-old Ruby Hoeh’s reading indicators were assessed. She was performing at a…

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