Events

Arizona families make their voices heard at Strolling Thunder

Annual advocacy day encourages policymakers to Think Babies™ Southwest Human Development joined the Arizona Early Childhood Alliance (AZECA) for the annual Early Childhood Day on Thursday, Feb. 24. The day of advocacy brings together families and early childhood champions to raise awareness of the importance of a child’s earliest years. The event featured Strolling...

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 whose...

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...

High school students gear up for annual MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge

Southwest Human Development and ASU EPICS High have joined forces to host the 2021 MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge to benefit young children with disabilities. Since 2018, Southwest Human Development has been hosting its MAKERS of Change challenge to engage Valley high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), coding,...

ZERO TO THREE virtual series discusses addressing systemic racism and inequities

Last month, we highlighted ZERO TO THREE's first of two virtual sessions of “Continuing the Dialogue: Infants and Toddlers Face Racism Too.” The webinar featured three child development specialists speaking about the history of developmental research, structural racism’s effects on child development and how biases are formed in early childhood. Read...

Walk With Me fundraiser for kids with disabilities returns in March

Participants encouraged to be creative as they raise funds for young children with disabilities Residents of the Valley of the Sun are invited to join Southwest Human Development and presenting sponsor, the Arizona Coyotes, for the 13th annual Walk With Me from March 15-20, 2021. The event will be a week...

ZERO TO THREE virtual series continues the early childhood dialogue on race

ZERO TO THREE hosted the first of two virtual sessions of “Continuing the Dialogue: Infants and Toddlers Face Racism Too.” The webinar was led by ZERO TO THREE’s Sarah LeMoine, MS, and Maria Spriggs, MPH. As part of this session, three child development specialists spoke about the history of developmental...