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Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

  • AZ communities

Early childhood providers have found ways to connect with families, despite the lack of internet connection and access to technology.

Sienna Whittington

Sienna Whittington is the 2020 Gila River Indian Community Champion

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Sienna Whittington has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Gila River Indian Community Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Child Care Program and child care providers are the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Champions

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Child Care Program and child care providers have been selected as the 2020 First Things First Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region Champions for Young…

Deidre Ortega

Deidre Ortega is the 2020 Tohono O’odham Nation Region Champion

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Deidre Ortega has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Tohono O’odham Nation Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions…

Trena Antonio

Trena Antonio is the 2020 San Carlos Apache Region Champion

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Trena Antonio is the 2020 San Carlos Apache Region ChampionTrena Antonio has been selected as the 2020 First Things First San Carlos Apache Region Champion for…

teacher working with two small boys

Gaining a first-time classroom experience before the first day of school

  • school readiness

FTF’s Transition to Kindergarten Strategy is designed to help children who have not had the benefit of attending preschool to get classroom experience.

Mother with two daughters

Gila River Indian Community child care center gets first 5-star Quality First rating for a tribal…

  • early learning

The Early Education Child Care Center in Sacaton was one of the first centers chosen to participate in Quality First when the program began in 2009.

Young boy smiling

Vision screening helps San Carlos boy find focus

  • tribal

Now that he’s started kindergarten, Kaylee Talgo is happy that Bryson was able to start day one with clear vision.

Marjorie Juan

Tohono O’odham Nation elder finds joy in guiding and shaping young children

  • tribal

The path to earning two college degrees was not a simple one for Juan, whose career in early childhood education on the Tohono O’odham Nation spans more than…

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