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Woman kneeling in a sandbox with three preschool students.

Pima County collaboration makes high-quality early learning more accessible to preschoolers

  • Pima South

Early childhood advocates in Pima County have succeeded in securing funding for about 1,200 scholarships for preschoolers.

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Pima County Parenting Coalition is the 2021 Pima South Champion for Young Children

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The Pima County Parenting Coalition has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Pima South Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

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Parenting class at state prison complex in Tucson helps create positive learning environment for…

  • parent education/awareness

A parenting education program funded by the FTF Pima South Region helps incarcerated parents create positive learning environments for their children.

preschool teacher reading a book to a group of children

Becoming a better preschool teacher through a community of practice

  • early childhood

The professional development program is designed to strengthen knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and how young kids learn.

Isabella Valencia

Isabella Valencia is the 2020 First Things First Pima South Champion

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Isabella Valencia has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Pima South Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

Miss City of Tucson Outstanding Teen is with a little girl in front of a slide at a playground.

Teen advocates for Arizona’s youngest children

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At 16, Isabella Valencia has become a strong advocate for spreading the word of the importance of early childhood education.

Home visitation helps Tucson boy be ready for kindergarten

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After enrolling in Parents as Teachers, Yadel Arvizue feels confident that Angel will have the social and academic skills to be ready for kindergarten.

Olga Guerrero

Olga Guerrero is the 2019 Pima South Region Champion

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Olga Guerrero has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Pima South Region Champion for Young Children.

Doralina Martinez on playground

Linking Leaders programs allows early childhood teachers to build their strengths

  • early childhood

The goal of Linking Leaders is to connect center owners, directors and teachers with resources that raise the quality of the children’s environments.

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