1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Fun Things You and Your Child Can Do This Spring

    As winter comes to a close, the weather will begin to heat up and encourage individuals throughout the country to venture outdoors. Since winter is synonymous with cold weather, indoor activities, and bundling up, there aren’t nearly as many exciting outdoor activities to take part in until spring arrives. If you are looking for some of the most fun springtime activities that both you and your l…Read More

  7. Saint Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a special day devoted to the patron saint of Ireland. Although Saint Patrick passed away on March 17, 461, his memory lives on in the form of yearly celebrations that take place throughout the world. Although celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day is mostly reserved for adults, there are many ways that you can get your kiddo involved in exciting festivities this Saint Patty’s…Read More

  8. New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

    From parties and champagne to delicious sweets, New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration for many. Saying goodbye to the current year and welcoming a new year is often an activity reserved for adults and their friends. However, you may be looking for some of the best ways that you can involve your kiddo this New Year’s Eve so that he or she, too, can join in on the fun. Luckily, in today’s ar…Read More

  9. Indoor Activities for Kids

    As the winter months are beginning to approach, there will be less time for your child to play outdoors, and more time for your little one to spend indoors. If your youngster loves the outdoors, they may be saddened by the changing of the seasons if they have nothing in their home to stimulate their imagination. However, when provided with the proper tools at their disposal, your child may find th…Read More

  10. The Importance of Nutrition

    Nutrition plays a critical role in early childhood development, and can impact a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth. While eating nutritious foods is an important aspect to a little one’s cognitive function, it also imperative for remaining healthy into their adolescent and adult years, In fact, it seems that in recent years, childhood obesity has become a hot topic among parents …Read More