Welcome to Valley Child Care & Learning Centers!
Finding affordable preschool services can be difficult. Fortunately, at Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, we’re here to help your little one learn and grow with their peers. We have taken monumental steps to partner with Quality First, a First Things First program that is centered around equipping teachers with the tools needed to help children grow. We do all of this so that you can rest easy knowing that your kiddo is receiving a second-to-none education at an affordable rate.
Our Preschool Program Offers:
- Competitive daily and weekly rates
- CPR and first aid-certified staff
- Dance and gymnastics programs
- Thorough background checks prior to any staff employment
- Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks
- Fun, immersive, age-appropriate curriculum
- Low registration fee
- Much more!
Our Programs Are Based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Developmentally Appropriate Practice means that the activities and programs in our preschool curriculum consider what a child is ready for and able to understand. At Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, the children in our program range between the ages of 0 and 5. For children at this stage in their life, it is developmentally appropriate to offer them a range of opportunities to interact with their environment.
What Are the Benefits of Being Developmentally Appropriate?
Practices that take into account the developmental readiness of each child can boost self-confidence and independent thinking. Children are also provided with opportunities for individual expression and are able to practice their decision-making. At our child care center, we offer the following programs:
- 0 to 3 years
- Full-day developmentally appropriate curriculum, which begins in our infant room and continues throughout the toddler years.
- 3 to 5 years
- A complete full-day preschool program that is focused on preparing your child for success in Kindergarten.
Assessments based on developmentally appropriate expectations will be provided for your child twice a year. While feedback will be available on a daily basis, parent-teacher conferences are also offered, and encouraged, to ensure continuous communication.
Sample Full Day Preschool Schedule:
6:00 am – 8:00 am: Good morning! Early morning breakfast is served, and centers are open for free play
8:00 am – 8:15 am: Wash hands
8:15 am – 8:30 am: First circle time
8:30 am – 8:40 am: Bathroom break
8:40 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Second circle time
9:15 am – 9:30 am: Small group time
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Learning centers
10:30 am – 10:50 am: Outdoor play (weather permitting)
10:50 am – 11:10 am: Quiet time with a book
11:10 am – 11:20 am: Bathroom break
11:20 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Nap
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Bathroom break and snack
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Music and movement
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Journal
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Daily review/share time
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Art
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Learning centers
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Bathroom break
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm: Outdoor Play
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm: Art, library, manipulatives, clean up, and get ready to go home
If you are interested in learning more about Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, schedule a tour at one of our 10 convenient locations in Arizona today.
We look forward to meeting you and your child!