Meet Our Director, Heather Shippy
Hello families! My name is Heather Shippy, and I am the Center Director at Valley Learning Center in Chandler. I actually started working here when I was 20 years old back in 1996. I originally worked with one-year-olds as a part time teacher in the afternoons, and quickly realized how much I loved working with children. I then became a lead two year-old teacher, and after about a year I moved up to working in the front office. I loved my job and was proud to be a part of this company. After 10 years, I decided to be a stay-at-home mom and spend precious time with my young children.
After a couple of years, I realized that I am not one to stay home, and went to work in special education at my kids’ elementary school as a paraprofessional technician. I worked with communication delayed children in all grade levels, and my eyes were opened to new ways to educate children and make a difference in their lives. Well, now things have come full circle, and I am back at Valley Child Care after 12 years. I am so grateful to be back at a place that I loved and that has held such a special place in my heart after all these years!
On a personal note, I am married and the mom of four beautiful daughters that all attended Valley when they were little. They are Sydney (24), Chloe (19), Maisy (16) and Krosby (15), so please wish me luck! My daughter Chloe works here as well between semesters while attending U of A to be a teacher herself, so it’s definitely a family thing!
I am blessed and grateful to work with you all and your children everyday, and I look forward to making this a loving and nurturing environment that you too are excited to be a part of!
Annual registration fee of $75.00 applies to all programs
Ages 6 weeks – 1 year
Diapers and Meals Included!
Our infant program includes nurturing and devoted caregivers who provide individualized care for your infant. We provide an environment that ensures your little one will feel safe, comfortable and excited to meet the fundamental milestones expected for this greatly important stage of life!
Ages 1-2 years
Diapers and Meals Included!
As toddlers learn and grow into the world around them they need an environment that meets their developmentally appropriate needs. Our toddler, preschool program provides a safe and engaging place to build the fundamental building blocks of skills they’ll continue to use throughout their upcoming years!
Ages 3-5 years
Beginning at age three your child will enter our full day, developmentally appropriate preschool program! Our practices are research-driven, stimulating, include STEAM and most importantly, are fun! Upon graduating from our program, your little one will be ready to succeed in Kindergarten, and beyond!
What Parents Say
“We Love Valley Learning Centers! My 2 and 1/2 year old and 6 month old have been attending since they were 3 months old. It was so important to me that my boys were in a safe and clean environment. Not only did that find that with Valley Learning Centers, I am amazed at how much they learn each and everyday. Thank you Valley Learning Centers!”