When searching for a Phoenix childcare or preschool program that meets the needs of your family you’re in search of more than just informal care. At Valley Child Care & Learning Center, our goal upon your child’s enrollment is to become an extension of your family while partnering with you through your child’s fundamental zero to five years. The decision to place your infant, toddler or preschooler in the care of anyone other than yourself is intimidating, we invite you to take a minute to get to know us and how we’ve served Phoenix families with safe, high-quality care for over 50 years.

Phoenix parents can use quality rating systems to find childcare and preschool programs they can trust

Fortunately for parents in Phoenix, a quality rating system is in place to help families find childcare programs that are safe and promote age appropriate learning environments. Valley Child Care & Learning Center programs voluntarily participate in First Things First’s program, Quality First. This partnership assures parents that our programs go beyond Arizona licensing standards with implementations that provide children with the skills necessary for success upon graduation from our preschool programs. The Quality First program shares what we value most in our programs, the health, safety and education of infant, toddler and preschool age children in Phoenix. Their input also includes furthering staff training, state of the art classroom enhancements, as well as resources and support for families.

Quality First

When you enroll with us, you’ll become a part of our family

Security is of the upmost importance to us. When you enter our programs to tour or enroll you can expect to be greeted by someone at the front desk. We will take every opportunity to introduce your family to our entire front end staff ensuring familiarity between our team and your family! It is encouraged that you continue to enter our building with your ID as we may ask to view it at pick up until you are well familiar with our programs. Majority of our programs have transitioned to a locked front door occompanied with a keypad, upon enrollment we will provide your family with a personal code to come in and out of the building. If you’re just stopping by for a tour, feel free to ring the doorbell and we will be right out to greet you!

A closed circuit monitoring system is available throughout the building. We encourage all families to take advantage of our viewing screen at the front desk and observe their child in their classroom. For enhance security, this monitoring system is not available to view online.ย 

We will make every effort to get to know you, and any individuals you choose to include as drop off and pick up options on your child’s registration.

Valley Child Care & Learning Center

As part of the commitment we’ve made to your family,

we are proud to introduce to you a staff that is not only professional but devoted. This means you can expect to see familiar faces at the front desk and within your child’s classroom.

Scrub, scrub, scrub! Even our youngest friends wash their hands when they get to preschool! #infantprogramatvcclc ...

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Spotted! ๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ”Ž
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The weekend is in sight! Hope everyone has fun!
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Smiling, waving, making eye contact - these are all developmental milestones that get us excited! As a part of our commitment to the children and families in our programs, we maintain a full portfolio on every student. This portfolio includes assessments regarding significant milestones, social and emotional developmental, cognitive/learning goals, and so much more! ...

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A little rain doesn't bother us! We're busy learning and growing with our best friends! ...

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We believe a love of learning starts early. Our youngest programs are designed to ensure infants feel safe and supported as they learn and grow. Many of our programs even provide diapers or formula for FREE!
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Babies are natural observers and explorers. We provide environments where infants feel safe, with experienced, warm caregivers, and engaging classrooms. Because supporting families is of the utmost importance to us, we choose to also offer a variety of FREE necessities for babies such as diapers, jar food, and formula! (Varies by location) โฃ
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Stop by for a tour and see what makes us different - we can't wait to meet you!
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So many important developmental milestones are achieved before children are even a year old, one of the most exciting is communication! From babbling to first words, learning basic signs language and everything in between, there are so many ways we can support little ones working on these essential skills!
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Here are some ideas you can try this weekend!
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1๏ธโƒฃ - Read books together! Research has shown again and again that infants who are read to regularly develop a more extensive vocabulary that they will retain continually.
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2๏ธโƒฃ - Discourage baby talk. This can be a hard habit to break, but it is well worth it! The more children are talked to with appropriate, expressive language the easier it is for them to learn to in turn communicate effectively.
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3๏ธโƒฃ - Recognize and explore emotions - this means being specific to the situation that your child is experiencing. Talk about the difference between being happy and excited, or mad and frustrated.
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Can't quite reach the toy you want? Just climb right in and find it! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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High-quality programs with classrooms designed for learning through play

Our classrooms are designed with state of the art equipment that is developmentally appropriate and stimulating for preschool age children.ย Upon touring you’ll find classrooms arranged in a way that is inviting and comfortable, with play centers available for active play such as manipulatives and dramatic play or quieter activities such as the library or writing center. A regular, structured schedule is maintained throughout each day and includes letting children choose their own spaces for play and learning. Our curriculum is designed to be threaded through each area of the classroom, which you’ll see demonstrated when touring. Lesson plans are always available for you to view or snap a picture of, so you can continue with learning experiences at home!

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all juiced together."
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It's warming up! Water play when coming in from playing outside is a great way to combine a sensory experience with cooling down! #toddlerprogramatvcclc ...

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Recently we've talked a lot about the importance of taking care of our bodies and eating healthfully. Our preschool class in #surpriseaz took the experience a step further and created their own carrots out of collage materials! ...

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Making memories and learning about the world with our very best friends! Sometimes being a toddler means taking a minute to lie in the grass and look up at the clouds. ๐ŸŒฑโ˜๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Sometimes you just need a hug from your best friend! How amazing to see these toddlers developing social awareness and taking care of their friends! #toddlerprogramatvcclc
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Valley Child Care & Learning Center

Little things that make a big difference for Phoenix families

As a family-owned business we understand the value placed on a provider you can trust with something as precious as your child. For over 50 years we’ve continued to be set apart in the industry by small things that make a big difference in the lives of the families we serve.

  • Affordable, flexible rates – Our tuition is straight forward, without hidden fees. You’ll find rates listed right on our website via each of our program’s location pages.

  • Free breakfast – When entering our programs in the early mornings families are always offered a free breakfast. By providing breakfast we ensure children get a healthy start to their day and enter the classroom feeling their best, ready to learn and play.

  • Free diapers or formula – Varying by location, we choose to offer either free diapers or formula in our youngest classrooms, an advantage that is not only cost saving but one less thing for busy parents to worry about!

We encourage preschoolers to think independently and use problem-solving skills when faced with a challenge. By equipping young children with the necessary tools to face obstacles confidently, we are preparing them to be successful both now and into adulthood! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Learning to write your name can be tricky. It always helps to have your friends cheering you on or a good buddy at your side... โค๏ธ #preschoolprogramatvcclc ...

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Many of our preschool friends are introduced to a bike for the first time right here at preschool! Riding a bike is an excellent way to get their bodies moving and work motor skills! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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We've learned so much exploring the theme, "the great outdoors" this week! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Will your family be joining us for new adventures next week? ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฒโ›ฐโ›ต๏ธ
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Building a preschooler's confidence makes an immense difference in their desire and ability to learn. We take every opportunity to offer a high-five or some encouraging words when we see our students trying something new. These mini victories add up and we see children become well equipped for any hurdle that comes their way! ...

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"Creativity and imagination are an enormous part of what makes childhood so magical." ๐Ÿ‰โญ๏ธ ...

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Friendships play an important role in the development of young children. Together these friends are learning what it means to be a kind, caring, and empathetic friend - all while navigating some big changes in the world around them! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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This week we learned about #nationalfirstrespondersday and said thank you to the many everyday heroes who keep us safe! (Some of those heroes we also call โ€œDadโ€ or โ€œMom!โ€) ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš“
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With nine convenient locations across the Valley, find one near you – today!

      We offer a variety of extra curricular activities at each of our program locations, below are just few local businesses we partner with to deliver exciting classes to our preschoolers.

      Valley Child Care & Learning Center

      Word of mouth has continued to be what has propelled our success in Phoenix, see why so many families have such great things to say about us!ย