Regional Connections Office - Green Valley

What we do

View the South Pima Resource Directory HERE

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.


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. 

Join us for our next COS meeting on 06/20/2019.

Do you need a contact in Amado, Arivaca, Sasabe, Three Points or Summit View who knows the community?  Do you have food, clothing or books to donate?  

Community Connector Contact Information:

  • Amado Area:            Kassondra Pina
  • Arivaca Area:           Linda Van Fossen
  • Corona de Tucson:  Ana Briceno   
  • Sasabe Area:           Christina Hughes
  • Three Points AreaVanessa Nanez
  • Summit View Area:  Michelle Garayzar
  • Vail Area:                 Catherine Charette

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 elegible? 

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 Drextel Heights (85743 and 85757), Ajo (85321), Lukeville (85341), Catalina (85738 and 85739) and Three Points (85735 and 85736)

For online registrations, please click here and search your zip code. 

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