Our Philosophy

Valley Kids Learning Center embraces the fact that play can help a child learn. It positively supports children’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and literacy skills, and is essential to a child’s overall healthy development. When children play, it helps the child learn life-coping and social skills such as turn-taking, collaboration, following rules, empathy, and motivation. With that in mind as a childcare center, we encourage all children to participate in a variety of activities, both indoors and outdoors, on a daily basis. We believe that this approach, coupled with an age-appropriate curriculum will prepare a child for life in a global environment. Nurturing and responsive teachers will help develop each child's highest potential through a theme-based curriculum that focuses on literacy, math, science, music and creative play.

Our Curricula

INfants & toddlers | 6 weeks - 24 months

Reflections - The goal of this curriculum is that children at a young age will come to understand that God made them, God loves them, and He wants Jesus to be their forever friend. We focus on creating a warm and nurturing environment where your child grows, develops and thrives from day one.

Baby Signs - The Baby Signs® Program helps children develop both language and cognitive skills. Studies show that babies who sign actually develop speech sooner and have larger vocabularies when they do start talking. Babies can learn and use simple hand gestures, or sign language, to communicate what they need, what they want or what they see. This basic ability to communicate before talking gives babies a great boost to their self-esteem, helps parents and caregivers appreciate the intelligence of their babies, and can dramatically reduce the frustration that parents and babies experience when communication is difficult.

 

older Toddlers | 24 -36 months

Mother Goose Time
This research-based curriculum will bring out the joy of learning in each child as they’re encouraged to grow in their curiosity of the world through play, creative expression and instruction. Kids will engage in the exploration of various topics in a monthly-themed format to help them form a comprehensive understanding of the world around them. Examples of our monthly themes are health & fitness, bees & butterflies and friends & feelings. Children will learn about a different character trait, shape, color, number and letter each month as well.

Handwriting Without Tears®
Get Set for School® is a flexible, play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy. It includes three programs designed to prepare children for school: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math.

Experience God
This Mother Goose Time Christian curriculum will teach children about the character of God, how He cares for them, and how He asks us to live and show His light. Through stories, arts and crafts, and praise and worship music, children will have opportunities to grow in the knowledge of God’s Word.

 

preschool | 3-5 year-old's

Mother Goose Time
Through play, hands-on experiences, instruction and exploration, kids will be drawn in to enjoy the wonder of learning. This research-based curriculum focuses on developing children’s cognitive, social and physical development. Children will explore a variety of topics taught in a monthly-themed format to help them organize new information around a unified context, which results in a growing web of knowledge. Themes from the alphabet to safari animals will come to life with games, books, experiments and art. Children will also learn about a different character trait, shape, color, number and letter each month.

Handwriting Without Tears®
Get Set for School® is a flexible, play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy. It includes three programs designed to prepare children for school: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math.

Character Development
Your preschool-aged child will be exposed to the early childhood program “Character Counts” featuring the Six Pillars of Character which will help them achieve social and emotional learning goals while improving academic performance.

Experience God
This Mother Goose Time Christian curriculum will teach children about the character of God, how he cares for them, and how He asks us to live and show His light. Through stories, arts and crafts, and praise and worship music, children will have opportunities to grow in the knowledge of God’s Word.