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Yuma Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Yuma Region is defined as Yuma County, not including the lands belonging to the Cocopah Indian Tribe. The Arizona portion of the Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation is also located within the region along the Colorado River near the city of Yuma.


The Yuma 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
  • Improving the quality of family, friend and neighbor care
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting, parenting education and supporting children with special needs
  • Supporting early literacy by increasing access to books
  • Oral health screenings and fluoride varnishes
  • Promoting health, nutrition and physical activity

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Ashley Pascual

Sr. Director, West Regional Area


Rudy Ortiz

Regional Director, Yuma


Nena Garcia

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Marie Megui

Administrative Assistant III - West Regjon


Francis Martinez

Service Coordinator, Yuma


Regional Office

233 S 2nd Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364

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Amanda Aguirre

Amanda Aguirre is the 2020 First Things First Yuma Region Champion

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Amanda Aguirre has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Yuma Region Champion for Young Children.

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Quality First preschool setting helps calm Yuma boy’s social anxiety

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The nurturing environment at a Quality First preschool helped preschooler with skills needed to be successful in kindergarten.

Sandy Garrison

Sandy Garrison is the 2019 Yuma Champion

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Sandy Garrison has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Yuma Region Champion for Young Children.

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