Creating a Positive Future for Young Children


Southwest Human Development strengthens the foundation Arizona’s children need for a great start in life.


Our early childhood professionals invest their time in research-driven programs to benefit young children and their families. For a complete directory of our programs, go here.


We understand that a child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development – intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral. That’s why we work to prepare the whole child through more than 40 programs in the following areas:

Child Development

Child Development and Mental Health

Programs include the Birth to Five Helpline, a free support line for parents, caregivers and professionals with questions or concerns about early childhood development, and the Birth to Five Center of Excellence.


Easterseals Disabilities Services

Our disabilities services provide young children with individualized support, evaluation and treatment plans that best fit each child’s unique needs through programs like the Children’s Developmental Center and the ADAPT Shop.

Early Literacy

Early Literacy and Head Start

We offer programs to increase early literacy so children enter school ready to learn, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs for income-eligible families.

Child Welfare

Family Support & Child Welfare

Southwest Human Development offers an array of education and support services for families to help parents and caregivers as they raise their children. We believe that all caregivers have the desire to improve their parenting skills and behaviors, while promoting positive parent-child interactions, enhancing their child’s health and development, and increasing their family’s economic well-being.

Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more