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Faith Laurence-Leslie is the 2020 Navajo Nation Champion

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Faith Laurence-Leslie has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Navajo Nation Champion for Young Children.

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FTF College Scholarship recipient works to guide young Navajo children in the right direction

  • early childhood

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council is one of 15 FTF regions that supports professional development opportunities, including college scholarships.

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Navajo Nation Growing in Beauty Program instills a love of learning in young girl

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“She’ll open a book when the teacher says, ‘OK, let’s read.’ It makes me happy inside to hear that about my child,” LaVedalene Guy said.

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Quality First center in Fort Defiance helps 2-year-old with conversation and healthy eating habits

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Quality First center in Fort Defiance helps 2-year-old with conversation and healthy eating habits

Early intervention is key to supporting long-term success

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First Things First celebrates the commitment of nearly 50 regional partnership council members who have served on a council for 10 years.

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Quality First preschool helps Chinle preschooler gain important literacy skills

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Lola Wood was trying her best to get her young son Takoda interested in learning while they were together at home, but felt like he needed more motivation and…

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Healthy Beginnings help Navajo Nation family meal plan and prepare healthy meals

  • health & nutrition

When an injury forced Crystal Begay’s husband to leave his job, the stay-at-home mom began looking for programs and support that could help get their family…

Brandy Bridgewater is Navajo Nation’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

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Brandy Bridgewater has been selected as the 2017 Navajo Nation First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

Scholarships help young kids access early education

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​​​Balancing parenthood with higher education can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if young parents are far from home. Jessica moved to Tempe from…

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