Ensuring you choose the right child care and early childhood education center can seem daunting, especially if you are doing so for your first child. Location, safety, curriculum, nutrition; there are a lot of factors that go into such a decision. We have some useful tips to help you know what to look for when picking out the right early learning center for your child.


One of the most important pieces of this puzzle is the curriculum offered by your early learning center. Obviously, social skills are imperative. Your child should be interacting with other children, as well as adults, and feel comfortable doing so. They should be able to share, communicate their thoughts, and answer questions. However, it is also very important to ensure an academic environment is fostered. Basic skills and foundations for science and math should be present in the curriculum to ensure that in the next couple of years your child is ready for school. This also includes reading aloud, letting the kids speak and improving their language and communication skills, and opportunities to be creative. Valley Learning Centers ensures all of these pieces fit into the curriculum we offer. We also cater our topics and activities to fit the specific age group, from infants to preschoolers.

Safety and Security

preschool_blog_innerimage2You don’t want to leave your child somewhere and be continually worrying about their safety. Valley Learning Centers takes pride in the safety and security measures we take to keep your children safe and give you peace of mind. Access to the facility at all times for parents is a crucial way to ensure they know they can see their child at any point in the day. The ability of employees to protect children in an emergency situation is also crucial. If you are not around, and a doctor or hospital is out of the question, you want to know that the people with whom you are leaving your child will be able to step up. Our employees are certified in first aid as well as CPR, so they are equipped to watch over and keep your children safe


Where you are dropping your youngster off every day is a factor that may not seem important initially, but could be crucial for both convenience and peace of mind. The closer to either home or work, the better it can be for both parents and children. Fortunately, Valley Learning Centers has ten locations across Phoenix to ensure you will always have a location close by in the Phoenix area.

If you have any questions or would like to take a tour, give us a call today. Valley Child Care is happy to put to rest any worries you may have about choosing the right learning center or preschool for your children!