Southwest Child Development Center ——- Safe, Clean Quality Child Care & Preschool

830 SW 31st St. Oklahoma City, OK 73109 – (405) 631-1466 se habla español – We are a 2 Star rated center with an exceptional Preschool Program


Larry & Jana Harrell

Owners/Directors of Southwest Child Development Center

Larry Harrell literally grew up in childcare with his parents Lawrence and Betty Harrell first opening the center in Oklahoma City in 1970, now Larry and his wife Jana are carrying on the family tradition of caring for Oklahoma’s children.  “We want your children to feel good about them-selves, to develop their talents and know that they are special”.  Larry & Jana Harrell believe children deserve love, attention, respect and an opportunity to develop their talents.  They have incorporated this philosophy into every aspect of the centers programs.  “Our goal is to give each child the opportunity to develop socially, mentally, emotionally, and physically through the guidance of our staff.”

Southwest Child Development Center meets or exceeds the policies and standards set forth by the Department of Human Services. We strive to offer the most current early childhood practices and quality childcare available.  As parents ourselves, we understand the concerns you have for your child’s welfare.  We encourage you to visit with us at anytime.

Quality 2 Star Licensed Child Care ● A safe, nurturing, clean and friendly place for your child to learn, grow, and thrive ● Quality infant, toddler, preschool, prekindergarten and school age services for ages Newborn to 12 years ● Delivery to and from local schools (call us for a complete list) ● Bilingual teachers on staff ● DHS EBT payment accepted ● Through this site email notifications of your child’s weekly classroom curriculum

“It feels good knowing my child is well cared for”

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As a parent, you need the peace of mind that comes from knowing your children are safe, clean, well fed, cared for and happy.  It’s a challenge, but it’s one we are meeting every day.  We encourage all our parents to become involved with the programs at Southwest Child Development Center.  Drop by for lunch one day or come with us on a field trip.  We want to hear your ideas and suggestions.  It’s the best way we know for improving our center and the care we provide for your children.


Our staffing ratios meet or exceed state guidelines.  At Southwest Child Development Center, our staff wants to give your child the best we have to offer.  That means making an ongoing effort to improve our skills.  Each staff member attends First Aid & CPR Training.

Special Programs and Events

  • “Kid Safe” Fire Safety Program
  • Child Safety Presentations
  • Annual Open House
  • Cap & Gown Graduation Program
  • Annual Dance Recital
  • Summer Camp Program
  • Annual Dental & Vision Screenings

Round 3 weather


With round three here, we would like to be able to close the Center by 4:30pm today. We do not like having to close the center or close early, but we know the the number one priority is the safety of everyone. There is no exact way to know when it’s the best time to close. We take this very seriously and make the best decision based on the information given to us. We will continue to monitor the weather. If you have any questions, please see Larry or Jana