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

Our Philosophy


     As Owners and Directors of Southwest Child Development Center, Larry and Jana Harrell believe children deserve love, attention, respect, and the opportunity to develop their talents.  We have incorporated this philosophy into every aspect of the Center’s programs.  We recognize that each child is an individual, and that each child must be allowed to develop a positive self image – to feel good about who they are.   Every child, regardless of sex, race, religion, or ethnic origin, must have the same opportunities and advantages as every other child.  We strive to thoughtfully plan activities that meet the developmental needs of differing children and which follow sound early childhood developmental principles.  We believe that the strength of our program is in the dedication of our teaching staff.  We support our teachers with training, resources, and freedom to create a unique learning experience for children.

     We also strive to create a mutual respect between parent and teacher, which is a partnership for the benefit of the child.  Our doors are open to parents at all times.  We strive to provide the best early childhood experience for all of our children.

    Larry and Jana Harrell are proud to carry forward a 43 year tradition of quality care and commitment to the well-being of children that began with his parents, Mac & Betty Harrell, when they first opened the child care center in 1970.

Most importantly,

 “We look at life from a child’s point of view!”