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.

We believe excellence can only be achieved when there is a commitment to support and develop the potential of all employees.

Our core values embody Southwest Human Development’s commitment to services that uplift the lives of children, families and other care providers, and the communities in which they live. These values are intended to guide the professional development, ethical conduct and skilled practice of all of our staff, whatever their specific role within the agency. All staff are valued as making essential contributions to strengthening the foundation that Arizona’s children need for a great start in life.

  • High Quality and Ethical Services
  • Learning as a Lifelong Process
  • Promoting Social Justice, Equity and Inclusiveness
  • Working in Partnership with Families, Caregivers and Community Providers
  • Reflective Practice in Support of Relationship-Based Work
  • Innovative Responsiveness to Community Needs
  • Responsible Stewardship
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