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Regional Connections Office
Coordination of Services
Funded by the South Pima Regional Partnership Council of First Things First, we are working to improve the coordination of services for families with children birth to five years old in all of Southern Pima County, with special emphasis on the following communities: Amado, Arivaca, Sasabe, Three Points, Summit View, Vail and Corona De Tucson.
Join us for our next COS meeting on 03/16/2022 at 2:00pm.
Do you need a contact in Amado, Arivaca, Sasabe, Corona de Tucson, Vail, Three Points or Summit View who knows the community? Do you have food, clothing or books to donate? Click below:
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Amado – Do you know someone in this community that would make a great community connector?
Summit View – Do you know someone in this community that would make a great community connector?
Vail – Do you know someone in this community that would make a great community connector?
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Language, Literacy, and Growing Minds
This is a Community of Practice (CoP) for family childcare home providers in the Sahuarita/Green Valley area. The focus of this CoP is to promote children’s optimal development across all domains through language and literacy. Looking at the whole child, participants will learn about the impact their interactions and their curriculum have on the children’s experience, and will reflect on how to support children proactively through intentional planning and the implementation of behavioral support strategies. Our goals are:
- Reflect on how children develop social and emotional skills since infancy, and how the educator can establishing a trusting and nurturing connection to support this development.
- Identify how children acquire language and how the educator can promote this type of development by sustaining conversations and modeling language throughout their daily routines.
- Learn how language and literacy supports children develop the social and emotional skills necessary for school readiness.
- Identify and understand the seven essential life skills every child needs.
- Increase skills and knowledge on technology and curriculum development.
- Explore pathways to facilitate degree completion.
Early Childhood Partnership of Southern Pima County
The Early Childhood Partnership of Southern Pima County is a grassroots community coalition which formed in 2005 in order to help more children in Southern Arizona enter school ready to learn and succeed.
Our membership consists of the Preschool Directors from Trisha’s Learning Center, Shepherd’s Fold, Sahuarita Unified School District’s Early Childhood Center, Sopori Preschool, Continental Preschool, and Los Ninos del Valle Preschool, DES, United Community Health Center, and Quality First Coaches from Child & Family Resources and Easter Seals Blake Foundation. United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has been the partnership’s fiscal agent since 2006.
Building Blocks for Southern Pima County
Stay and Play sessions for children ages birth to 5 years of age. Sessions will include information for parents on a variety of topics, while encouraging positive interactions with your child! Each session includes a literacy component and each child will receive a book. These sessions are supported by First Things First. Our locations are:
- Three Points
- Green Valley
- Summit View
For dates, times, and locations or more information, contact Lizeth Robles below.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. She wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she wanted to insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.
To achieve these goals, Dolly decided to mail a brand new, age appropriate book each month to every child under 5 in Sevier County. With the arrival of every child’s first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” every child could now experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mail box. These moments continue each month until the child turns 5, and in their very last month in the program they receive “Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come.”
Who is eligible?
Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Amado (85645), Arivaca (85601), Sasabe (85633), Sahuarita (85629), Green Valley (85614 and 85622), Tucson: Picture Rocks and Drexel Heights (85743 and 85757), Ajo (85321), Lukeville (85341), Catalina (85738 and 85739), Sells (85634) and Three Points (85735 and 85736)
For online registrations, please click here and search your zip code.
United Way’s ELDER Alliance is a broad collaboration of non-profit organizations, businesses, government agencies, community partners and age 50+ residents. Through its dedicated action teams, the ELDER Alliance has established a strong system to support the rapidly growing older adult population, allowing older people to stay healthy longer, remain active and involved, and maintain maximum independence.
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For more information visit the ELDER Alliance or call Martha Portilla who is our Elder Alliance Community Mobilizer at 520-392-8150.
Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood Professionals
210 W. Continental Rd, Suite 228
Green Valley, AZ 85622