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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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!
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!