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Pascua Yaqui Tribe library literacy workshops enhance skills and tribal way of life

  • language literacy and culture

​​Amalia A.M. Reyes always knows when the literacy workshops for parents are working. Reyes, who supervises the Dr. Fernando Escalante Community Library…

Weekly storytime helps shy Parker boy socialize and build reading skills

  • school readiness

​​Chase Nelson started kindergarten with a bigger vocabulary and more self-confidence thanks to the Tuesdays he spent at the library with his mom.Andrea…


Bilingual books build early literacy and cultural knowledge for Peach Springs sisters

  • tribal

​​​After almost two years, 7-year-old Lena Montana and her little sister, Alyssa, 5, still carry around their bilingual children’s books filled with…


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

  • Navajo Nation

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…

District preschool helps prepare Tohono O’odham children for kindergarten

  • Tohono O’odham Nation

​A preschool program at Indian Oasis Elementary School in Sells is providing quality early learning to children living on the Tohono O’odham Nation.In…


Tohono O’odham Nation boy grows literacy skills and bonds with mom through daily reading

  • family support

Daniella Parley wanted her son to be successful in school, but she didn’t know where to start. Gabriel Pablo was 3 years old when his mother heard about the…

Child care scholarship allows Whiteriver boy to prepare for kindergarten

  • Quality First

​​Brianne Endfield was determined to raise her son, Denahii, on her own and the right way.The 18-year-old, first-time mom was taking online classes for her…


College scholarship helps Pascua Yaqui staff work toward dream of opening culturally relevant child…

  • strong families

​As Andrea Romero works her way through college, she looks at her son Isaiha for inspiration. “I was a young parent and had to work very hard to get where…


Quality First center helps Whiteriver toddler prepare for kindergarten

  • Quality First

Audra Cosen of Whiteriver became a single mother to five boys just as her next to youngest son, Ari, turned two.Cosen, who worked as a full-time teacher in…

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