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Support for Holbrook grandparents raising grandchildren

  • family friend and neighbor care

Cathy Grant’s grandson had a rough start in life.When he and his younger sister came to live with Grant, Jacob was almost 4. Yet, he had speech delays and…

Home visits help Gila River teen parents keep toddler on track

  • parenting education

​​For Heidi Bruder, success comes in small doses. As the Teen Parent Case Manager for Gila River HealthCare, Bruder supports teen parents in the Gila River…


Early literacy experiences lead to reading success for San Carlos Apache fourth-grader

  • tribal

When Marlencia Benally enrolled her 1-year-old son in a program to receive children’s books every month in the mail, she had no idea that she would be…

Shy preschooler transitions to kindergarten and becomes go-to student

  • early care and education

​​Candice Nomoki was looking for a better way to communicate with her children after she saw herself falling into a similar parenting style that she grew…

The Dr. Fernando Escalante Library is Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s 2017 Champion for Young Children

  • champion

The Dr. Fernando Escalante Library has been selected as the 2017 Pascua Yaqui Tribe First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

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

  • champion

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…


Native language preservation program benefits San Carlos Apache girl

  • Quality First

One of the reasons April Noline enrolled her infant daughter Emma-Jean in the San Carlos Apache Kid Child Care Center was that it provided instruction in the…


Hopi girl’s self-esteem blossoms with help from her mom

  • parenting education

When Tia was 4 years old, her mother Tracy Billy worried about her self-esteem. Billy was working full time during the day at the hospital, taking evening…

young brother and sister

The most important job: Dad

  • home visitation

Duane works two jobs to provide for his family. But, he says his most important job is being a single father to Anaya, 4, and Myles, 6. And that includes…

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