Help Arizona’s Children Thrive from Birth to Five The first five years are the most critical in a child’s development. Your gift provides the care, attention and support needed to set children on a path to success in school and life. You are making an instant impact with your gift, and your...

Help Arizona’s Children Thrive from Birth to Five

Donate to Southwest Human Development TODAY! When you give online, you make an instant impact on the lives of more than 140,000 children, families and professionals in our community – easily and securely. You can also designate your gift to the program area of your choice! To make a contribution...

2 for $25: This Little Farmer Went to Market and Up Up Up

Get your copies of This Little Farmer Went to Market and Up Up Up - both winners of the First Edition Project children\'s book manuscript contest.

When you purchase this two-book pack, Southwest Human Development will donate two books to a child in need using a \"Buy One, Give One\" model.

This Little Farmer Went to Market follows the journey our food makes from farm to market. Engaging young readers through the use of bright colors, recognizable foods from mealtimes at home, and characters representing diverse backgrounds and communities, This Little Farmer Went to Market provides children and their parents with the opportunity to learn, discuss and explore together where food comes from and how it gets to families—in this case, a local farmers’ market. Written by B. G. Hennessy, known for her work on the award-winning Corduroy children’s book series, and illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser, This Little Farmer Went to Market is a must-have for every child’s home library.

Up Up Up is a humorous story told mostly in pictures will delight the youngest of readers and adults alike. When Mouse, Frog, Duck, Snake, Dog, Chimp, Seal, Sheep and Bear are invited to a birthday party on the 10th floor, the elevator seems to be the best way up, up, up. Written by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale, you\'ll love reading Up Up Up together as a family!

Southwest Human Development is one of the nation\'s largest nonprofits dedicated to early childhood development. They are a leader in early literacy, distributing over 140,000 children\'s picture books annually to kids who do not have access to books. All proceeds from the sale of the book support early literacy programs.

Meet Our Thrive to 5 Playfest Ambassadors

At Southwest Human Development, our services improve lives and help families by supporting young children and their caregivers during the first five years of life. These services are supported in part by our upcoming Thrive to 5 Playfest on Saturday, March 12. Here are just a few of the children...

5 Spring Break family attractions in Phoenix

Spring Break is a welcome respite for parents and children. The stress and burnout experienced by families during the pandemic have made breaks especially appreciated. Whether you haven’t made Spring Break plans or your plans were canceled due to surging COVID-19 cases, there is plenty of fun right here in...