Southwest Human Development

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


2850 N. 24th St.Phoenix, AZ 85008 United States


Organization Information

Mission Statement

At Southwest Human Development we strive to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and positive future. Several decades of research clearly demonstrate that each child's earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development - intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral. A child who starts life and school with a healthy foundation is at a distinct advantage. We at Southwest Human Development are committed to creating a positive future for all young children.


Founded in 1981 by early childhood educators, Southwest Human Development focuses on young children ages birth to five. Southwest Human Development serves more than 135,000 children and families each year with the goal of helping children establish a healthy foundation by preventing problems before they begin, or when they already exist, intervening as early and effectively as possible. Southwest Human Development is committed to using the latest research and best practices to create and implement its services. Young children and families rely on the organization for help through over 40 different public and private programs and projects in the following areas: child health and development; Head Start; disabilities; early literacy; and training for early childhood professionals. We are the Easter Seals affiliate for Central and Northern Arizona.


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by Andy D. (September 21, 2017)
I would recommend this organization to a colleague or friend because of the benefit from those in need. The fact that the funds generated at the Lost Lake Festival, or other events, will be donated to Arizona families is just heart warming. Thank you for giving back to the people.

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