1. How to Help Your Child With Homesickness: Part One

    Summer is a time for fun activities, playing with friends, and running around outside. Kids thrive during the summer months, whether they are at home or spending the day at a child care center. However, if your little one has trouble with homesickness, being away from their comfort zone can make it harder to enjoy the fun. In part one of this two-part series, we will give you a few tips that can h…Read More

  2. How to Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

    Children love it when summer finally rolls around due to the fact that they no longer have to go to school — at least for the next three months. However, most parents have a love/hate relationship with summer vacation, especially if both parents work a full-time job. In today’s post, we will give you a few tips on how to keep your kids entertained during the upcoming summer vacation. Having tr…Read More

  3. Ways to Get Your Children to Go Outside

    Now that spring has officially arrived and the weather is finally starting to get warmer, it’s time to start encouraging your little ones to go outside and play. You may think that going outside after being cooped up all winter long would be appealing, but when there are snacks, video games, and television indoors, children may be hesitant to go outside and play. In today’s post, we will give …Read More

  4. Easter Traditions to Start This Year

    Easter will be here before you know it, and your little ones are probably excited to see what the Easter Bunny has in store this year. Easter is a time for celebration with friends and family members, dressing up in your favorite pastel colors, and participating in fun activities! In today’s post, we will provide you with a few suggestions of new family traditions you can begin this year that yo…Read More

  5. Tips to Help make Bedtime Easier

    For most people, going to bed at night is the highlight of their day. There’s nothing better than crawling under the covers and finally relaxing after a long day at work. However, if you’re a parent, then bedtime may be your least favorite time of the day because your children refuse to sleep. Being a parent is difficult enough on its own without having to struggle to find a quality infant or …Read More

  6. What to Do If You Have a Picky Eater

    Mealtimes are a great time to get together with the family, discuss your day, and enjoy a delicious meal. However, quality time with the family can easily become disrupted if you have a picky eater on your hand. As a parent, you want your child to get all of the nutrients they need to grow big and strong, but that’s not always possible if they are turning their nose up at whatever you give them.…Read More

  7. How to Make the Most of the Time With Your Child

    Being a working parent is extremely common in today’s society, and while you’re working hard to make a living for your family, your child will most likely end up in daycare or preschool. Child care services are a great way for your child to socialize with others and learn new things while you’re at work. However, between work and daycare, you may not have the chance to spend much time with y…Read More

  8. Fun Winter Activities for Kids

    The winter months are officially in full swing, which means it’s time to break out the warm clothes and find ways to entertain ourselves indoors. If you have young children, you may have a love-hate relationship with the winter months. It’s too cold to send your kids outside to burn off some of their energy, and being cooped up inside is not always the best option. While Phoenix doesn’t see …Read More

  9. Signs That Your Child Is Ready for Potty Training

    When your child reaches a certain age, it’s time to ditch the dirty diapers and start potty training. That being said, potty training isn’t something you can start as soon as your child is old enough; there are certain signs that you need to look for to ensure that your child is mentally and physically ready to start the process. At Valley Child Care and Learning Centers, we understand that po…Read More

  10. Halloween Traditions to Start With Your Family

    October is without a doubt the spookiest time of year. With haunted houses, corn mazes, and dressing up in costumes, there are plenty of activities to pack into your schedule before the month is up. If you are looking for fun ways to prolong the Halloween spirit this fall, then Valley Child Care and Learning Centers is here to help! We offer a variety of early childhood education programs for your…Read More