Regional Connections Office - Green Valley

What we do

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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.  We meet monthly, August through May 11:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. for a brown bag lunch.

*2019 Early Child Care Professionals' Conference*

Please click here for detailed workshop descriptions 

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Desert Hills Lutheran Church-2150 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622

Register Here!


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. 


Green Valley 


Three Points 


Summit View 


*For dates, times, and locations or more information contact Pattie Montijo at 520-392-8176 or


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. 


FY 2018-2019 C.O.S meeting dates: 09/20/2018, 12/20/2018, 03/21/2019, 06/20/2019.



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.”


Kristian G. Quihuiz, Director Regional Connections
Pattie Montijo, Senior Program Manager
Fadila Castañeda, Administrative Manager

Regional Connections Office  

Continental Shopping Plaza

210 W. Continental Rd., Suite 228 

Green Valley, AZ 85622