Helping Arizona
Children and Families

Southwest Human Development strengthens the foundation Arizona's children need for a great start in life. As Arizona's largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development for children ages birth to five, we specialize in the following core areas:

Child Development and Mental Health
Supporting early relationships and promoting healthy development.

Easter Seals Disabilities Services
Providing comprehensive support, evaluation and treatment that best fits each child's unique needs.

Head Start and Early Literacy
Helping children enter school ready to learn through high-quality early childhood education programs.

Child Welfare
Offering families support, counseling and resources critical to a child's well-being.

Professional Education
Supporting those working in the early childhood field.


Recent News

Charros contribution funds Scottsdale Raising A Reader programs featured in the Independent

Ginger Ward named one of the "Fifty Most Influential Women in Business" by AZ Business Magazine

Kendra Smiley talks with ABC 15's Sonoran Living about back-to-school reading with children

Suzanne Schunk offers window blind safety tips for families with young children in The Arizona Republic


Quilts for Kiddos!

Saturday, May 16
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
4219 E. Indian School Road

Southwest Human Development is partnering with Bernina Connection to create quilts for the foster children in our Kinship Care & Adoption program!  Learn more >>