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

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Give back to Arizona’s children through your gift of time

Last year, Southwest Human Development volunteers contributed more than 15,000 hours of service to helping Arizona’s young children and their families — a generous contribution that saved our agency more than $345,000!

 

Southwest Human Development offers a variety of regular or customizable individual and group volunteer opportunities. Whether you help with fundraising, special events or sharing your time with children and families, you, too, can make a difference!

 

Sign up to become a volunteer today and improve the life of a young child!

 

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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 and Head Start

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

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, Aim4Excellence National Director Credential Program, 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

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