1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 5 Tips for Grocery Shopping with Your Toddler or Preschooler

    One of the most stressful chores for a family is a trip to the grocery store with preschool age children.  If not well planned, you could have extra items in your cart when you get to the checkout line or be embarrassed when your child goes into full meltdown because they don’t get what they want.  So, how do you grocery shop without losing your mind?  At Valley Child Care & Learning Cent…Read More

  5. 6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

    For a lot of families, the idea of traveling with young children sounds exhausting and often not even worth it. We disagree! Today we are going to give you six tips to help you feel confident traveling with your little ones! Research No one wants to go to all the work of packing and getting everyone out the door only to end up at their destination and realize it’s not family friendly. By taking …Read More

  6. Summer Activities for Kids

    As summer draws closer, you are most likely looking for some of the most fun activities that you and your child can take part in while outdoors. There are endless opportunities to get outside for a breath of fresh air while leaving electronics behind indoors. For this reason, in today’s article, we will be talking about some of the best ideas that you can take advantage of so that both you and y…Read More

  7. 5 FREE Ways to Kick Off Spring With Your Family!

    Spring is here and like everyone else in Arizona, we're heading outside as much as possible to enjoy the beautiful weather before it's gone! Sometimes finding new and exciting ways to entertain our preschoolers can feel overwhelming and expensive but it doesn't have to be that way! Check out these five ways your family can make lasting memories together, FOR FREE! Make your own bubble solution! Th…Read More

  8. When Do Kids Start Preschool?

    One of the most frequent questions that we receive from parents in Arizona is, “When do kids start preschool?” While there is no hard and fast rule to determine whether or not your child is ready for preschool, there are a number of telltale signs that can indicate if your little one is ready to take the next step in their education. Throughout today’s article, we will be talking extensively…Read More

  9. 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Preschool

    Finding a preschool for your little one can be one of the most daunting decisions you're forced to make as a parent. Now more than ever we are surrounded by evidence that a high-quality preschool experience is vital to children's success in their educational years and beyond. So how do even begin to make this huge decision? Here are five things to remember as you begin this important journey! Look…Read More

  10. Learn About the Top Early Childhood Education Programs In Arizona

    As a parent, you want the best for your child, especially when you are away from them. For this reason, many parents have a difficult time choosing a daycare or learning center that checks every box on their list of needs. From a qualified teaching staff to a safe and welcoming environment for your little one, there are many variables that can determine whether or not your child will flourish whil…Read More