The first 2,000 days of a child’s life between birth and kindergarten are critical to development and their chances of lifelong health and well-being.

We are Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development serving 135,000 children and their families each year.

Our more than 900 caring and highly-qualified staff provide 40 early childhood programs and services to children, families and professionals in Arizona.

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Donate to help kids in need this holiday season

Tis’ the season of appreciation, joy and giving back to the community.

 

Not every family has the resources to provide their children with books, quality childcare and the tools to succeed in life. You can help Southwest Human Development create a positive future for Arizona children in need.

 

While there are limitless ways harness your holiday spirit to make a difference in the community, you can make an immediate impact in a child’s life when you give today!

 

Multiply your donation

When you donate today at swhd.org/match, Executive Council Charities will match an additional 25% of your gift! That means your $25 becomes more than $30, $100 becomes $125 or $250 becomes more than $300!

 

Get your maximum Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

No matter how you choose to financially support Southwest Human Development, you can rest assured that you will receive the maximum Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (up to $400 for individuals and up to $800 for married/filing joint)!

 

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Our early childhood professionals are available to answer any questions you may have about young children ages 0-5 in the areas of child development, feeding, sleep, behavior and more.

Programs for Children & Families

Southwest Human Development offers more than 40 programs that support Arizona children and families with a special focus on ages 0-5.

Child Development and Mental Health

Supporting children’s early relationships and promoting healthy development.

Early Literacy & Head Start

Helping children enter school ready to learn through high-quality early childhood education programs.

Easterseals Disabilities Services

Providing comprehensive support, evaluation and intervention that best fits each child’s unique needs.

Family Support & Child Welfare

Offering families and caregivers support, counseling and resources critical to a child’s well-being.

The Martinez-Aguirre Family

“I see a difference between them and others not in the program. They’re learning basic skills like being the line leader or the door holder. Other kids don’t know their letters and numbers.”

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Early Childhood Professional Development Opportunities

We offer a variety of nationally-recognized professional development opportunities for people who work with young children including Quality First Coaching and Assessment, Smart Support Mental Health Consultation, Birth to Five Helpline for Professionals, Language and Learning Initiatives, and Early Care and Education Inclusion.

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Helping Arizona Children & Famillies

With your support we can do even more