Creating a Positive Future for Young Children


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

Our early childhood professionals invest their time in research-driven programs to benefit young children and their families.

We understand that a child's earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development – intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral. That’s why we work to prepare the whole child through more than 40 programs in the following areas: 

Child Development and Mental Health
Programs include the Birth to Five Helpline, a free support line for parents and caregivers with questions or concerns about early childhood development, and the Good Fit Counseling Center, Arizona's only mental health clinic dedicated to children ages birth to five.

Easter Seals Disabilities Services
Our disabilities services provide young children with individualized support, evaluation and treatment plans that best fit each child's unique needs through programs like the Children's Developmental Center and the ADAPT Shop.

Head Start and Early Literacy
We offer programs to increase early literacy so children enter school ready to learn, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs for income-eligible families.

Child Welfare
Southwest Human Development provides a full spectrum of services designed to give children who are involved with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and their families or caregivers the support, counseling, and resources critical to the children's well-being.

Professional Education
Providing nationally-recognized professional education and training to support those working in the early childhood field.

Questions? Birth to Five HELPINE: 1-877-705-KIDS (5437) Place a callback request.

High-quality early childhood programs see an annual return on investment of 10 percent
- Dr. James Heckman,
The Heckman Equation

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