1. Tips For Helping Your Child Eat Healthier: Part One

    Children need proper nutrients to help them grow and develop, and they will receive all of those nutrients from the foods that they eat. However, it can be extremely difficult to ensure that your child is getting all of the right vitamins and minerals if they aren’t following a healthy diet. Unfortunately, most little ones are picky eaters, so it can be hard to get them to choose broccoli and gr…Read More

  2. The Importance of Providing Your Child With a Routine

    As an adult, you most likely have a daily routine that helps you organize your life. Even if you don’t necessarily have a set schedule, you probably have certain tasks that you complete at the same time on a regular basis, such as a yoga class or eating dinner with the family. As much as you like your routine, you may be surprised to learn that routines and set schedules are extremely beneficial…Read More

  3. First Day Of Preschool Essentials

      Taking your child to their first day of preschool can be a nerve-wracking and emotional experience for both you and your little one. One way to make the experience a little more bearable is to ensure that your kiddo has everything they need for the first day of preschool, including a school that is invested in their needs. Luckily, at Valley Child Care and Learning Centers, we strive to create …Read More

  4. Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer: Part Two

    There’s no question that summers in Phoenix can be brutal, but you don’t want to have to spend your entire summer indoors where it’s cool. Whether your children are home for the summer or spending time in daycare, you want to be sure that they get the chance to spend time outside without the heat standing in their way. In part one of our blog series, we gave you a few ideas of fun ways that …Read More

  5. How to Start Preparing Your Child for Preschool

    With summer drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. You may feel stressed about everything you need to do to prepare your child for preschool, from shopping for school supplies to starting a new sleep schedule. Starting school in the fall is never easy, especially if it’s your child’s first time attending preschool. Luckily, if you live in the Phoenix …Read More

  6. Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer: Part One

    Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, but there are times when the heat forces us to stay inside. If you have a little one, the last thing you want to do is be cooped up indoors, so in part one of this multi-part series, we will discuss a few exciting ways that you can beat the heat during the hottest days of summer. At Valley Child Care and Learning Centers, we are proud t…Read More

  7. How To Help Your Child Succeed in Pre-K!

    The new school year is just around the corner and for many of our families that means their little one is about to hit a HUGE milestone - moving up to the Pre-K program! At Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, each of our Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, Surprise, Tempe, Anthem and Paradise Valley programs offer a unique, fun and immersive curriculum that is designed to be individualized to each …Read More

  8. Sippin’ Smoothies for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    As parents of toddlers and preschoolers growing up in Phoenix we have the huge responsibility of keeping our little ones hydrated! This can be a battle when you have little ones who maybe don't enjoy drinking water or who are still transitioning off of bottles and formula. An awesome, alternative way to push hydration is with homemade smoothies! The flavor options for smoothies are endless and al…Read More

  9. Your Guide to 4th of July in Phoenix with a Toddler or Preschooler

    Bring on the barbecues, swimming, and fireworks- the 4th of July is just around the corner! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for some quality time as a family and set aside time to teach your preschooler what the holiday is all about.  We have a few suggestions for things your family can do to make the holiday fun for everyone! Celebrations across the Valley... If you're like us - w…Read More

  10. Best Splash Pads in Phoenix

    Arizona summer can be long and hot, so it is the perfect time of year for you and your toddler, preschooler or school-age child to enjoy outdoor play in a splash park.  Many of the parks offer shooting, swirling and squirting water features, which makes it a lot of fun!  Most of the splash pads are free, or if there is a charge, it is minimal, some starting at $1.00.  No matter where you live …Read More