About Southwest Human Development

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

A positive future for every child. The first five years of life are the most critical in a child’s development. At Southwest Human Development, our services improve lives and help families by supporting young children and their caregivers during this important time. In partnership with families, we provide children with the care, attention and support needed to set them on a path to success in school and life, and help them reach their fullest capabilities. We are Arizona’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to early childhood development and our 900 staff members provide 40 innovative programs and services to 135,000 children and their families each year in the areas of Child development and Mental Health, Easterseals Disabilities Services, Early Literacy, Head Start and more.