About Us

Creating a Positive Future for Young Children


Since 1981, Southwest Human Development has been reaching Arizona's young children and families through comprehensive and innovative early childhood services.

Our Mission
Southwest Human Development strengthens the foundation Arizona's children need for a great start in life.

Our Vision
A positive future for every child.

The agency has long been recognized as a leader in providing comprehensive services for children ages birth through five and their families in five primary areas:

From small beginnings—a staff of only six serving 175 children and families—Southwest Human Development has grown to be Arizona's largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development with a staff of nearly 800, serving more than 135,000 young children and their families each year.

Southwest Human Development is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
EIN/Tax ID Number: 86-0407179