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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

First Things First Staff

K. Vilay

Sr. Director, Northeast Regional Area


Lisa Blyth

Regional Director, Yavapai


Lynda Bennett

Community Outreach Coordinator


Ellen Felty

Administrative Assistant III - Northeast Region


Lindsay Skinner

Administrative Assistant II - Yavapai Region


Regional Office

724 Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86301

Region Stories — Yavapai More Stories from Yavapai

David Barko is the 2021 Yavapai Champion for Young Children

David Barko has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Yavapai Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively devote…

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Early childhood teachers in Yavapai County learning ways to support social-emotional development of children

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The FTF Yavapai Regional Partnership Council funds early childhood mental health consultations to better support the social-emotional development of children.

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…

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