Population of young children (under age 6)
Percentage of young children living in poverty
The Tohono O’odham Nation’s lands are located within the Sonoran Desert in south central Arizona. The boundaries of the First Things First Tohono O’odham Region are the same as the Nation’s federally-recognized reservation boundaries. These include the noncontiguous San Xavier (Tucson) and San Lucy (Gila Bend & Glendale) districts; Florence Village, a small community outside the City of Florence in Pinal County; and the eight contiguous districts that make up the majority of Western Pima County and small southern portions of Maricopa and Pinal counties. They include Gu Vo, Hickiwan, Sif Oidak, Gu Achi, Pisinemo,Chukut Kuk, Sells, Shuk Toak and Baboquivari districts.
The Tohono O’odham Nation 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
- Increasing access to quality early learning programs
- Strengthening families through connections to community services