1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Why Parents Choose Valley Child Care & Learning Centers

    Ensuring that your little one is attending the top child care and learning center in your area can substantially ease your worries while you are away from your child. There are a number of things that you should consider when deciding which learning center is best for your child, which is why we will be talking about a few key pieces of information to consider when looking for a learning center ne…Read More

  5. Helping Your Kiddo Adjust To Child Care – Part Two

    Your little one’s first day of child care is a monumental day for both you and your kiddo. However, your little one may be apprehensive when it comes time for their big day without you. From meeting new people to being without their family, there are a number of reasons why children can feel uncomfortable in foreign environments. That’s why, in part two of our multi-part series, we will be tal…Read More

  6. Helping Your Kiddo Adjust To Child Care – Part One

    If your little one is just beginning to experience daily child care with his or her peers, you may have noticed that your kiddo is having difficulty adjusting to this new lifestyle. Whether they’re experiencing separation anxiety or finding them uncomfortable around a number of new faces, there are many legitimate reasons why your child could be having a hard time getting used to childcare. Howe…Read More

  7. Dealing with Daycare Blues

    When it comes time to drop your kiddo off for the first time at a daycare center, you and your little one may struggle with parting ways for the day. While we listed a few ways that you can ease your little one’s worries in our previous articles, you may not know how to cope while away from your child. The feelings that you may be experiencing are completely justified, however, there are many di…Read More

  8. Make Quality Child Care Your New Year’s Resolution In 2018

    If you are like the many individuals that work towards a New Year’s resolution, you may have noticed that these resolutions are often unrealistic, or are such a monumental task that they are never started in the first place. From losing weight and eating healthy to quitting smoking and being more frugal with money, there are countless New Year’s resolutions that are never truly followed throug…Read More

  9. Fireworks Tips for Kids

    As summer celebrations and our nation’s birthday approaches, fireworks will be sure to be present at cookouts and family gatherings. While they’re a fun way to celebrate and make memories, they are still extremely dangerous and can cause serious burns. This post will detail some important tips to follow so your weekend barbeques and parties are safe for all ages. Even though summer is usually …Read More

  10. A Child’s Packing List for Daycare

    When you’re packing your child up for daycare, you’re probably unsure of what is really needed in his or her bag. Your first instinct may be to pack everything and then some, or just pack a few things and see what’s needed later on down the road. Well, don’t worry, because this blog will be talking about the ideal daycare packing list for your child. If you’re searching for early childho…Read More