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First Things First Navajo Nation Region honored with Eddie Basha Award for Leadership and Service

  • AZ communities

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council was honored for their collective work to support babies, toddlers and preschoolers in the region.

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Home visits help Navajo mother support daughter with speech problems

  • family support

The FTF Navajo Nation Regional Council funds the Growing in Beauty program to offer individualized support to parents of young children.

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Faith Laurence-Leslie is the 2020 Navajo Nation Champion

  • champion

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

  • tribal

“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

  • early care and education

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

  • AZ communities

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

  • language literacy and culture

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

  • tribal

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…

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