1. How to Help Your Child With Homesickness: Part One

    Summer is a time for fun activities, playing with friends, and running around outside. Kids thrive during the summer months, whether they are at home or spending the day at a child care center. However, if your little one has trouble with homesickness, being away from their comfort zone can make it harder to enjoy the fun. In part one of this two-part series, we will give you a few tips that can h…Read More

  2. How to Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

    Children love it when summer finally rolls around due to the fact that they no longer have to go to school — at least for the next three months. However, most parents have a love/hate relationship with summer vacation, especially if both parents work a full-time job. In today’s post, we will give you a few tips on how to keep your kids entertained during the upcoming summer vacation. Having tr…Read More

  3. Ways to Get Your Children to Go Outside

    Now that spring has officially arrived and the weather is finally starting to get warmer, it’s time to start encouraging your little ones to go outside and play. You may think that going outside after being cooped up all winter long would be appealing, but when there are snacks, video games, and television indoors, children may be hesitant to go outside and play. In today’s post, we will give …Read More

  4. Easter Traditions to Start This Year

    Easter will be here before you know it, and your little ones are probably excited to see what the Easter Bunny has in store this year. Easter is a time for celebration with friends and family members, dressing up in your favorite pastel colors, and participating in fun activities! In today’s post, we will provide you with a few suggestions of new family traditions you can begin this year that yo…Read More

  5. 4 Safety Tips Your Child Should Know

    Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance. As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your child from dangerous situations. However, there may be times when you can’t give them the protection they need. In these situations, it’s vital that you prepare your child so that they know how to react. At Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, we do everything that we can to protect y…Read More

  6. Tips to Help make Bedtime Easier

    For most people, going to bed at night is the highlight of their day. There’s nothing better than crawling under the covers and finally relaxing after a long day at work. However, if you’re a parent, then bedtime may be your least favorite time of the day because your children refuse to sleep. Being a parent is difficult enough on its own without having to struggle to find a quality infant or …Read More

  7. When to Start Thinking About Preschool

    Most parents would love to stay home and watch their children grow up. Unfortunately, that’s not always an option, and sooner rather than later, you may have to start looking into preschool and day care. As a parent, you want to find the best preschool or day center at an affordable cost, and if you live in Phoenix, finding the perfect fit for your little one has never been easier. At Valley Chi…Read More

  8. What to Do If You Have a Picky Eater

    Mealtimes are a great time to get together with the family, discuss your day, and enjoy a delicious meal. However, quality time with the family can easily become disrupted if you have a picky eater on your hand. As a parent, you want your child to get all of the nutrients they need to grow big and strong, but that’s not always possible if they are turning their nose up at whatever you give them.…Read More

  9. 4 Sweet Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Kids

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking of ways to celebrate with your little ones. It’s important to spend the day of love with those who you love most, and in today’s post, we’ll provide you with four ideas that are sure to help you plan a special day that your kiddos will love. At Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, we love finding new ways for…Read More

  10. Tips for Throwing a Successful Birthday Party: Part II

    There’s one day a year that your child looks forward to more than most, and we bet you can guess what it is. Children love celebrating their birthdays, and who can blame them? From the intricate decorations and fun entertainment to a delicious, sugary cake, kids’ birthdays are the best part of the year. However, planning such an extravagant event is no small feat. In part one of this two-part …Read More