Garden City Child Development Center

406 N. 1st St.

Buckeye, AZ 85326


Phone: 623-386-2246


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Our Hours

Monday - Friday

5:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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What if? (Story telling tips)

Story telling is a great way to build language and creativity in your children.  The most obvious way is to read books to them.  Here are some other ideas:

  1.  Play the “What if?” game.  What if you found some money on the street?  What is the sky was orange instead of blue?  What if you could dance like a ballerina?  It’s endless.  Be sure to let them pose what if questions to you.
  2. Make up songs to familiar tunes.  The words can be as simple as what you would say in a normal voice to creating rhymes.  “Well, I’m going to the store to the store…”  Or “Did you ever see a snake, baking a cake, down by the bay?”
  3. Start the story and take turns adding to it.  “Once upon a time there was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead….tell me what the little girl did.”






January 1 -  CLOSED  New Years Day

January 18 - CLOSED  Martin Luther King




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Family in Focus

Did you know that we are praying for you?  We are.  And we draw a name from our watering can every week or so to find a family (or team member) to focus on.  When we draw your name, we will ask if there is something specific we can pray for you or your family.  Experience tells me, this usually comes at a really good time!  The names for the  Family in Focus will be posted (without prayer requests) on the board in the entry way, along with the memory verse for the month.  That way you can pray along with us and be a part of blessing various families in the Garden City community.


Scholastic Book Club

Look out for our Monthly book catalogs through Scholastic. Keep your eyes open for those $1 books.  Great deals offered especially for upcoming holidays.


Bible Theme – Jesus as a Child/Family

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.  Luke 2:40

We don’t know much about Jesus as a child.  What we do know is that his family was visited by Wise Men when He was about 2.  They moved then and again when Herod died.  We know that He was raised by a carpenter. We know when He was about 12 his parents went to Jerusalem and couldn’t find Him for days. His parents were afraid.  Was Jesus afraid? This verse in Luke tells us that Jesus grew in all the ways we try to promote growth in your children.  He grew intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually.

Sometimes it is hard to make our Bible history come alive for children.  Here are a few things to try:

  1.  Have your child help you pack for a short trip.
  2.  Help your child hammer nails in a board, or a gourd, or golf tees in Styrofoam.
  3. Measure your child’s height on the first and last day of the month. Have they grown?
  4. Ask your child one thing they want to learn, then help them learn it.


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