1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 5 Ways To Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday With Your Preschooler!

    "In Katroo, every year, on the day you were born They start the day right in the bright early morn When the Birthday Honk-Honker hikes high up Mt. Zorn and lets loose a big blast on the big Birthday Horn. And the voice of the horn calls out loud as it plays: "Wake up! For today is your Day of all Days!" — Happy Birthday to You! Dr. Seuss remains one of the most memorable children’s authors and…Read More