According to a recent study completed by Child Care Aware, there are over 2,000 childcare and preschool programs in Arizona! As a parent or caregiver searching for childcare and preschool programs in the Phoenix valley, you may feel inundated with options and unsure what criteria to base this very important decision on. At Valley Child Care & Learning Center we understand that and are here to help you feel confident choosing a program that is not only safe and affordable but provides a learning experience that meets children’s cognitive, emotional and social needs. Learn more about how we have served families in the Phoenix valley with high-quality infant, toddler and preschool programs since 1967!

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Compile A List & Tour Prospective Childcare Programs

There are many ways you may compile a list of prospective childcare and preschool programs in the Phoenix valley for your child. Most commonly, we see families enter our programs to tour and enroll after hearing about us by either word of mouth or a referral from a friend, finding us in an online search or driving by a program during their daily commute. Whatever route you take when searching for childcare programs in the Phoenix valley ensure your seach takes into account your daily commute and any other convenience factors. Choosing a location that is close in proximety to your home or work can give you peace of mind knowing you are close enough to stop in for a visit or get there quickly if your child is sick.

Once your list is compiled reach out to the programs about coming in for a tour! At Valley Child Care & Learning Center, we have an open door policy and accept tours at any time during our regular business hours. We want your family to feel welcome within our Phoenix childcare and preschool programs at any time and encourage you to bring your child(ren) along with you!

Valley Child Care & Learning Center has nine, convenient locations in the Phoenix Valley!

      Finding The Program That Works For Your Family

      Every family is unique in their schedule and expectations for a childcare and preschool program. A common frustration for families when searching for childcare is the high tuition costs, surprise fees, and responsibility of paying to hold a spot when your child isn’t in attendance. At Valley Child Care & Learning Center, we are proud to have offered a more flexible and affordable approach to childcare in the Phoenix valley for over 50 years. Our programs offer rates on a flat, daily basis so you are only expected to pay for the days you are actually in attendance, setting us apart significantly from other programs! Offering rates in this manner allows us to accomodate the varying schedules many families carry that don’t require childcare five days a week! (From time to time we experience a high need for certain age groups at select locations, during these times we may not be able to offer daily rates for those age groups in order to accomodate as many children as possible. This is always communicated via our website and within our programs.) 

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      Age Appropriate Expectations For Development

      Taking the time to read and understand the daily schedule, developmental goals and lesson plans for a potential center can help parents and caregivers feel much more connected and involved! When touring a program in the Phoenix valley, ask how lessons plans are available and what goals are in place for each age group. There are so many important milestones reached during the 0 – 5 years and with the help of partnerships between families and childcare programs children graduate ready to succeed! In Valley Child Care & Learning Center programs, curriculum and lesson plans are always available posted within our programs for you to snap a picture and continue your child’s learning at home!  Our lesson plans are developmentally appropriate meaning they are customized for each individual age group as well as aligned with Arizona’s Early Learning Standards

      An Extension Of The Family

      The highest compliment we can receive from families is the opportunity to care for their little one throughout their entire 0 – 5 years. We have not only served families for over fifty years in the Phoenix valley but also had the opportunity to care for the second generation as our graduates have returned with children of their own. Our comitted and qualified staff are eager to meet and welcome you into our programs!

      Pictured below are a group of 2017 high school graduates that came back to visit our Valley Child Care & Learning Center – Chandler program, where they began their educational journey!

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      Searching for childcare in the phoenix valley
      Searching for childcare in the phoenix valley

      About Valley Child Care & Learning Center…

      Established in 1967, Valley Child Care and Learning Center has continuously led the childcare, daycare, and preschool industry in the Phoenix valley. Our founder and Grandfather, Paul Emch, began with a simple mission to “provide tender loving care and education to each child.” Paul’s legacy lives on as we continue to uphold his original values and have grown to a well-established name in the Phoenix community. Today, we provide care for nearly 1,900 infants, toddlers, and preschool age children at a total of nine programs. Our convenient locations across the Phoenix valley include North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Anthem, Surprise, El Mirage, Chandler, South Phoenix, and Tempe! At each of our program locations, you will find qualified staff eager to join us in ensuring children are receiving the highest quality care alongside a complete preschool experience. Upon graduation from our program, your child will be equipped to succeed in Kindergarten, and beyond!

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