Southwest Human Development offers rewarding team builders

The COVID-19 pandemic caused an abrupt change in every workplace, with many organizations changing their operations or requiring employees to work from home. It's still unclear when COVID-19 will be fully under control. But as vaccination rates go up, many organizations are returning to in-person work or transitioning to an...

The Olympics teach children valuable lessons

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics began on July 23, drawing in millions of fans who will root for their country’s top athletes. Young children may not know the hundreds of Olympic events or quite understand the magnitude of hundreds of countries coming together to celebrate the peak of human athleticism. Still,...

Healthy Families continues support for Arizona communities amidst pandemic

The COVID-19 health crisis has had widespread consequences for families and their children and created new obstacles for programs that serve them. Despite these challenges, Southwest Human Development’s Healthy Families program has continued providing support for Arizona families and their young children. Healthy Families is a family support program that assists...

Expanded Child Tax Credit provides financial relief for millions of families

The American Rescue Plan, proposed by President Biden and passed by Congress this March, included a historic increase in the federal Child Tax Credit that is projected to reduce the child poverty rate in America by as much as 50 percent. The expanded Child Tax Credit will provide crucial financial...

‘Dream Big, Move Fast’ charity car raffle benefits Arizona kids, families in need

Prizes include an all-new 2021 Toyota Venza, $1,000 cash and more Southwest Human Development launched its inaugural “Dream Big, Move Fast” car raffle to support its many early childhood programs and services that serve more than 140,000 Arizona children, their families and professionals each year. Presented by Valley Toyota Dealers and CENTURY...

Managing frustration at home

Parenting is hard. For many parents, the prolonged COVID-19 crisis has made it even harder. Parents have been stretched thin and worrying about finances, their family’s health and their children’s care and development. Children have been impacted too, as the pandemic's far-reaching effects have disrupted their daily life and development. With...

Raising A Reader continues supporting early literacy during the pandemic

Like many of our programs, Southwest Human Development’s Raising A Reader had to adapt to the COVID-19 health crisis. Raising A Reader is an early literacy program designed to educate parents about the importance of early literacy skills and how they can build these skills in their young children to...

ZERO TO THREE publishes 2021 State of Babies Yearbook; new Arizona data released

In April, ZERO TO THREE published its annual State of Babies Yearbook, which provides nationwide and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers. ZERO TO THREE ensured that the data collected for the 2021 Yearbook reflected the widespread effects of the coronavirus pandemic on babies and their families. While the...

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