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Woman standing in hospital room talking to mother who recently gave birth to a child.

Helping eastern Arizona moms of newborns one conversation at a time

  • AZ communities

Tanya Montez’s connection to the early childhood programs throughout Graham and Greenlee counties has made her an indispensable resource.

Mom kneeling, wearing a stars and stripes t-shirt, holding her son with a red tshirt and daughter standing next to her.

Home visitation program helps Duncan mom pass on self-regulation skills to kids

  • family support

The FTF Graham/Greenlee Regional Council funds the Healthy Families program to offer individualized support to parents of young children.

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson is the 2020 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion

  • champion

Graham County Superior Court Judge Michael D. Peterson has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.The award…

woman with clipboard and another woman sitting watching a small child play with blocks.

Two grants awarded to help reduce preschool expulsions in southeastern Arizona

  • child development

The FTF Cochise Region and FTF Graham/Greenlee Region recently received two separate grants to fund early childhood mental health consultation.

Safford library story time helps instill love of learning in girl

  • literacy

When Chandler Aaron was 9 months old, her mom went back to work as a school teacher. Luckily for Chandler, her grandma Barbara Matthews became her full-time…

Michelle Pursley

Michelle Pursley is the 2019 Graham/Greenlee Region Champion

  • champion

Michelle Pursley has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Region Champion for Young Children.

Daughter and mother playing with blocks

On-campus child care center helps Safford girl be ready for kindergarten

  • Quality First

Family and friends encouraged teen mom to enroll at an alternative high school with an on-campus child care center, so she could continue her education.


FTF Graham/Greenlee Champion wants community to see how early childhood resonates into adulthood

  • champion

Susan Elsberry was recently selected as the 2018 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.

Reading bonds siblings in Graham County

  • strong families

Trever Sanchez’s favorite pastime has always been reading.His grandmother, Cindy Stratton, remembers first being introduced to the Dolly Parton…

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