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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Accreditation Update !!!

In case you missed it, we did it!  Garden City Child Development Center is now the only early childhood program in Buckeye that is nationally accredited by any agency.  (I keep checking the websites of accrediting organizations and have found nothing in the 600 square miles known as Buckeye, AZ!)  Please congratulate our team as you see them.  They are a hardworking, dedicated, and very loving team.

Preschool Graduation

Congratulations to our graduates: Evelin, Olivia, Jax, Kaden, Kaydein, Logan, and Izek!  May God bless each of you as you head off to kindergarten! Congratulations to our teachers, Ms. Theofane and Ms. Maria, too!  You did a great job with the graduation this year!  Check out our Facebook page to see more.  The solo is there; the performance from the whole class is coming.

New Faces

Most of you have met 3 of our new team members at the end of the day.  Ms. Christine Egbert is a teacher in the Early Preschool class with Ms. Julie.  She has about 20 years teaching experience and we feel very blessed to have her.  Mr. Elyse Coker Is taking over the cooking position and I am already pleased at her initiative.  Ms. Sykora Hezlitt works as a floater and helps out wherever we need her.  She is willing to do anything we ask of her and normally asks if there is something else she can help with.  Ms. Cassie Graffious is a 2nd grade teacher who is spending her 2nd summer with us here at Garden City.  This year she is floating and will also spend a good amount of time in the office.  And we are very pleased to have 2 interns this summer!  Ms. Randi Shaeffer is a kindergarten teacher who is working toward her early childhood credential.  She will be all over the school during the month of June.  Ms. Amber Gutierrez will begin in mid-June and will be concentrating her time in the infant and toddler classes as she works toward her Infant/Toddler certificate.  Please welcome each of these ladies to our program.  We consider each of them a blessing! 

Free Dental Screening and Fluoride

On Tuesday, June 26th First Teeth First will be here to perform FREE Oral Health Screenings and will be applying Fluoride varnish for children 4 months of age to 5 years. A consent form is required to be filled out before this date. Forms will be on the office counter.

Summer Weather

Summer may not be officially here, but summer weather is here.  There are a couple of things you will want to know for your children: 1) Water Play Wednesdays will begin very soon.  Please be sure to send your child in something they can get wet, with a towel and a change of dry clothes on Wednesdays.  2)  Please apply sunscreen at home before you arrive.  We can not apply it for your child without a medical release form and individual sunscreen for each child.

Conferences:  If you missed signing up for a Parent Teacher conference, please see your child’s teacher to reschedule.  Conferences are invaluable in making sure parents and teachers are on the same page about where the children are developmentally, what is the best way for children to reach their full potential, and just share a few minutes of uninterrupted time.

Fathers’ Day

June is the month when we celebrate the fathers in our lives.  This could be your own natural father, an uncle or grandfather,  a family friend who became a father figure for you, or even our Heavenly Father.  We don’t see Him often, but we can sure tell where He has been in our lives if we take the time to look. Whoever it is, be sure to tell your father and/or father figures how much you appreciate them! 




17th - Father's Day

26th - Free Dental Screening  



4th - Independence Day - CLOSED


Garden City is now on Facebook!  Look for us and like us there.

We normally update it at least once a week.  


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.



Also, please remember that sandals for school need backs on them to hold them on your child’s feet.  The others are not really safe for school. 


Scholastic Book Club

Book club is not offered in the summer.  Be on the lookout for the flyers in August!




Bible Theme – Joseph (Old Testament)

The story of Joseph is one that is both informative about relationships and hopeful for those who are going through tough times.  His own over-confidence with this brothers and his father’s obvious favor caused him a lot of trouble in the beginning.  He was sold into slavery and then thrown into jail when he was falsely accused.  Things looked pretty bleak.  But God had a plan for his life and by the end of it, he was the 2nd in power only to the pharaoh of Egypt and had been restored to both his brothers and his father.  Not only that, but his wisdom saved the lives of many during one of the worst draughts in history.  God had a plan for Joseph’s life.  He has a plan for each of us too.  Read more in Genesis 37 – 50. 




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