Valley Learning Centers

OUR MISSION IS: "TO MAKE CHILDREN SMILE!"

our-familyValley Child Care and Learning Center 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.

We 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 and Learning Center because of the great demand that existed for infant day care, toddler care, and preschool programs across the valley. Our child care 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 and 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 and Learning Center founder, Paul J. Emch. His grandchildren, James Emch and Mike Emch, now oversee the daily operations of Valley Learning Centers. These men are committed to keeping the values of high quality childcare and preschool services in conjunction with sound business practices at the center of everything we do.

Paul’s original mission statement was to “provide tender loving care and education, too” for each child, and not much has changed over the years. As a family, we share the goal of ensuring that your child knows he or she is 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 and Learning Centers has grown to nearly 400 employees who care 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 to the fourth generation 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, in your child. 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!

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