The TLC is a parent-child strategy to redefine early education. The Initiative brings the science of early childhood education to parents; connects community-support networks; and supports universal access to quality preschools in Flagstaff and Coconino County.
The TLC puts early childhood and K-12 education as a cornerstone of economic and civic development, poverty elimination, and grassroots community collaboration.
For more information about programming offered by the TLC, such as the Coconino County “Parenting College” Program, and our supporting partners, including the Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool, the Flagstaff Unified School District, Killip Elementary, the Association for Supportive Child Care, and the Flagstaff Community Foundation; please contact the Coconino County Education Service Agency at 928-679-8070.
The Coconino County Kindergarten Transition Program is a collaboration between the Coconino Regional Council of First Things First, the Accommodation District, and the United Way of Northern Arizona. Funded as a three-year initiative by the Coconino Regional Council of First Things First, the Accommodation District received a grant to implement a “transition to kindergarten” grant for children who qualify for the federal Head Start program but were unable to attend any form of high-quality preschool.
The United Way of Northern Arizona has brought the “KinderCamp” program to children throughout Flagstaff for the last decade. KinderCamp is a four week program to increase school familiarity while focusing on the social, emotional, and academic aspects of Kindergarten. Consequently, the partnership between the three entities allowed the KinderCamp program to expand throughout Coconino County. Over six hundred children will benefit from the program by the grant’s end.