1. What to Look For in a Child Care Facility

    As a parent, you are always looking out for your child, whether it be for their safety, their nutrition, or even looking for new experiences for them to grow and learn. The same idea applies when you begin your search for a daycare center or preschool. You want to be sure that you choose the best possible place for your child, where they can receive as many enriching opportunities as possible in a…Read More

  2. Tips For Helping Your Child Eat Healthier: Part Two

    Let’s be honest, no child wants to eat fruits and vegetables when there are so many tastier (and less healthy) options available. Yet, as a parent, you know the importance of encouraging your child to eat healthy foods so that they can get all the nutrients needed for proper growth and development. Finding ways to help your child eat healthy foods can be a difficult task, but in this blog series…Read More

  3. Tips For Helping Your Child Eat Healthier: Part One

    Children need proper nutrients to help them grow and develop, and they will receive all of those nutrients from the foods that they eat. However, it can be extremely difficult to ensure that your child is getting all of the right vitamins and minerals if they aren’t following a healthy diet. Unfortunately, most little ones are picky eaters, so it can be hard to get them to choose broccoli and gr…Read More

  4. The Importance of Providing Your Child With a Routine

    As an adult, you most likely have a daily routine that helps you organize your life. Even if you don’t necessarily have a set schedule, you probably have certain tasks that you complete at the same time on a regular basis, such as a yoga class or eating dinner with the family. As much as you like your routine, you may be surprised to learn that routines and set schedules are extremely beneficial…Read More

  5. Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer: Part Two

    There’s no question that summers in Phoenix can be brutal, but you don’t want to have to spend your entire summer indoors where it’s cool. Whether your children are home for the summer or spending time in daycare, you want to be sure that they get the chance to spend time outside without the heat standing in their way. In part one of our blog series, we gave you a few ideas of fun ways that …Read More

  6. Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer: Part One

    Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, but there are times when the heat forces us to stay inside. If you have a little one, the last thing you want to do is be cooped up indoors, so in part one of this multi-part series, we will discuss a few exciting ways that you can beat the heat during the hottest days of summer. At Valley Child Care and Learning Centers, we are proud t…Read More

  7. How To Help Your Child Succeed in Pre-K!

    The new school year is just around the corner and for many of our families that means their little one is about to hit a HUGE milestone - moving up to the Pre-K program! At Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, each of our Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, Surprise, Tempe, Anthem and Paradise Valley programs offer a unique, fun and immersive curriculum that is designed to be individualized to each …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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