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Yavapai Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Yavapai Region covers all of Yavapai County, plus the part of the city of Sedona that lies in Coconino County. The Yavapai-Apache Nation is included in the Yavapai Region. With 38 percent of the land owned by the U.S. Forest Service, the Yavapai Region is known for its four mild seasons, plentiful lakes, mountains and forest and small town atmosphere.


The Yavapai 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
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting, parenting education and supporting the needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Lisa Blyth

Regional Director, Yavapai


K. Vilay

Sr. Director, Northeast Region


Regional Office

724 Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86301

Region Stories — Yavapai More Stories from Yavapai

Little boy in classroom

Quiet preschooler becomes social butterfly in Black Canyon City

  • Quality First

The high-quality learning environment of the Quality First center supported the preschool student’s vocabulary development, and his overall social growth.

Carolyn Shelley

Carolyn Shelley is Yavapai's 2018 Champion for Young Children

  • Champion

Caroyln Shelley has been selected as the 2018 First Things First Champion for Young Children in the Yavapai Region.The award is given to local champions who…


Young explorer gets hooked on books

  • school readiness

​Young Kylie Riebli loves princesses, the color pink and paddling her own kayak while exploring the Verde River with her parents –she also loves to…

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