1. Take a Peek Into Our October!

    What a fun month it's been! The cooler weather is finally here! Our friends have been coming to preschool so excited to be able to enjoy their outside experiences again, it truly is so refreshing for our Phoenix children! The end of October typically marks the beginning of a very busy season for families. From Halloween to Fall parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, vacations from school for …Read More

  2. 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

  3. How to Start Preparing Your Child for Preschool

    With summer drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. You may feel stressed about everything you need to do to prepare your child for preschool, from shopping for school supplies to starting a new sleep schedule. Starting school in the fall is never easy, especially if it’s your child’s first time attending preschool. Luckily, if you live in the Phoenix …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. When Do Kids Start Preschool?

    One of the most frequent questions that we receive from parents in Arizona is, “When do kids start preschool?” While there is no hard and fast rule to determine whether or not your child is ready for preschool, there are a number of telltale signs that can indicate if your little one is ready to take the next step in their education. Throughout today’s article, we will be talking extensively…Read More

  7. 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

  8. The Importance of Early Childhood Education – Part Two

    In part one of our two-part series, we briefly discussed why placing your child in a high-quality Pre-K program can help encourage positive cognitive and social development while forming the neural pathways necessary to navigate efficiently throughout life. From positive interactions with peers and teachers to taking the initial steps necessary to make kindergarten easier, there are a number of re…Read More

  9. The Importance of Early Childhood Education – Part One

    In the early stages of a child’s life, a newborn’s brain produces more than one million neural connections every second. During this important period, a child will begin to explore and interact with the world around them, making this a critical moment for early cognitive development. In fact, according to the University of Washington, by the age of two years old, the brain is about 80 percent …Read More

  10. Early Learning for Lifelong Skills

    When a child begins his or her educational journey, early learning plays a crucial part in setting the table for a lifelong love (or the less preferential disdain) for things like reading, language, music, and math. There are lots of ways to help your child appreciated learning, whether it be academics, sports, or another hobby. Today, the team here at Valley Learning Centers in Phoenix wants to l…Read More