1. Fun Fall Activities for Kids

    Fall is finally here, and while that means the beginning of the school year for your kiddo, it also means that you have to take advantage of the cooler weather before it is gone. The fall season presents many different opportunities to spend time outside, from picking apples to finding the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few great ideas of thin…Read More

  2. How to Help Socialize Your Child: Part Two

    Before you take your child to preschool or another early childhood education program, it’s a good idea to help them learn how to socialize properly with other children. If your child grows up without the opportunity to interact with others, it could lead to some problems down the line. In part one of this series, we gave you a few tips on how to help socialize your child and advice regarding wha…Read More

  3. How to Help Socialize Your Child: Part One

    As your child gets older, it’s important that you provide them with opportunities to make friends and learn by interacting with others of a similar age. While there is nothing wrong with your child interacting with older children, there are certain things that children can only learn from children at the same or a close age. That being said, it can be difficult to know how exactly to socialize y…Read More

  4. Meals That Your Little One Will Love

    It’s no question that kids are picky eaters. There is no guarantee that when you sit down for dinner that they will want to eat whatever you put in front of them. As a parent, this can cause a lot of stress and frustration. You want your little one to like what they eat, but you also need to provide them with the necessary vitamins and minerals. Instead of giving in and making grilled cheese for…Read More

  5. How to Tame Your Child’s Tantrums

    As a parent, you know that your child is prone to having tantrums from time to time; it’s a normal part of growing up. However, as your child gets older, you expect that the screaming and crying will end. When your child gets to be a certain age, you may need to find a way to tame their tantrums, which is why in today’s post, we will give you a few tips on how to curb your child’s habit of t…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. First Day Of Preschool Essentials

      Taking your child to their first day of preschool can be a nerve-wracking and emotional experience for both you and your little one. One way to make the experience a little more bearable is to ensure that your kiddo has everything they need for the first day of preschool, including a school that is invested in their needs. Luckily, at Valley Child Care and Learning Centers, we strive to create …Read More

  10. 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