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, 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

Illuminate Jr. - This foundational age-appropriate curriculum is designed to foster exploration and discovery as children learn about a variety of topics that are theme based in format. Intentional teaching techniques coupled with stimulating learning environments and engaging activities help kids cultivate a lifelong love for learning.

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

Faith Formations - Your child will learn about various characters and lessons in the Bible through interactive stories and crafts.

 

preschool | 3-5 year-old's

Illuminate - This age-appropriate curriculum inspires preschool age children to continue to explore the world around them through exciting themed units that will expand their knowledge and understanding on a variety of subjects. Through this curriculum, your child will discover letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and other skills and behaviors that will help master the benchmarks needed to be successful in the next phase of their academic careers.

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.

Faith Formations - In Faith Formations, preschool-aged kids will continue to build on their foundation of faith through age-appropriate stories and crafts. They will begin to expand their knowledge of God’s Word through meaningful memory verses and learn how those verses can help them in their everyday lives.

Specials - Valley Kids Learning Center believes that children learn and thrive through various well-rounded enrichment lessons and activities. The following developmentally-appropriate teaching times will be included in your weekly tuition rates.

Lil Travelers - Your child will have the opportunity to experience the world outside of their normal, everyday environment. These teaching times will introduce preschool-aged kids to the subject of Social Studies in a fun and exciting format! In doing so, kids will discover the big, beautiful world that God created.

Lil Scientists - Your child will learn just how much fun math and science can be from a young age! These teaching times will introduce preschool-aged kids to the subjects of Math and Science through a variety of hands-on experiences, experiments and activities.

Lil Athletes - Gross-motor development is essential for your child’s physical and emotional health. Through various games and other Physical Education activities, your child will develop and strengthen their gross-motor skills to better prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.

Lil Creators - God is the Creator of all things and all of us were created in His image. These teaching times will help your child to discover their love for Art and Music through activities centered around painting, drawing, music, cooking and dance.

Lil Learners - Once a week, your child’s teacher will have the opportunity to choose an activity for the class that will help reinforce what has been taught that week during various teaching times.