Valley Child Care & Learning Centers was established in 1967 as a provider of high-quality child care services in the Phoenix area. For more than four decades, we’ve been a leader in the Phoenix child care and preschool community.

Our child care center started as All Seasons Child Care, offering safe, enriching, and affordable early childhood education and preschool services. In 1992, we changed our name to Valley Child Care & Learning Centers because of the great demand that existed for infant daycare, toddler care, and preschool programs across the valley. Our childcare company has evolved into not only a high-quality child care provider, but also an early childhood learning center that will enhance your child’s early educational development. Valley Child Care & Learning Centers has established more than 48 childcare centers across the country, with 10 locations in the Phoenix area alone.

Much of our success is the result of the values and beliefs of Valley Child Care & Learning Centers founder, Paul J. Emch. His grandchildren, James and Mike Emch, now oversee the daily operations of Valley Learning Centers. These men are committed to maintaining the values of high-quality childcare and preschool services in conjunction with sound business practices.

Paul’s original mission was to provide tender loving care and education to each child, and not much has changed over the years. As a family, we share the goal of ensuring that your child knows that they are someone special and that we want to help them learn and grow. Paul expected every employee to be an ambassador of company principles – demonstrating love, integrity, generosity, self-discipline, hard work, and simply treating others as we would like to be treated. The current management team has molded these values into their strategic plans and operating practices, ensuring they shine through in all of our early learning centers. These values are the reason that Valley Child Care & Learning Centers has grown to nearly 400 employees who have cared for nearly 1,900 children every day for the last 50 years.

Paul is no longer with us, but his commitment to quality, education, and safety have been passed down through four generations of the Emch family who now oversee our operations.


What We Believe:

We believe that every child is a precious, God-given being with basic needs in every facet of life, including the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual components of the self. We will work to instill proper manners and values, including honesty, sharing, respect, and self-worth. It is our purpose to meet those needs when your child is in our care by providing a safe and loving environment.

Our Mission:

To make children smile!