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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 regional 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

K. Vilay

Sr. Director, Northeast Regional Area


Lisa Blyth

Regional Director, Yavapai


Lindsay Skinner

Administrative Assistant II


Lynda Bennett

Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office

724 Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86301

Region Stories — Yavapai More Stories from Yavapai

Judy Schroedl

Judy Schroedl is the 2020 Yavapai Region Champion

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Judy Schroedl has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Yavapai Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

brothers at graduation ceremony

Home visitation program helps Chino Valley mom track milestones for her premature twins

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A NICU nurse told the mom about FTF and home visitation, which provides at-home visits for families of young children with a trained parent coach.

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Jean Barton is the 2019 Yavapai Region Champion

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Jean Barton has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Yavapai Region Champion for Young Children.

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