Busy Bees Surprise Child Care Center

"As a foster parent for 7 years, I highly recommend this center. The caring staff excellently supports children with trauma. My kids adore it here, enjoying fun learning and prompt attention to concerns." - Jackie Sypniewski

Welcome to Busy Bees Surprise Child Care Center, formerly known as Valley Learning, ideally located at 16303 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374. Nestled near the vibrant Surprise Village Marketplace, our center offers a perfect blend of convenience, top-quality child care, and preschool education, all at a value that resonates with our community.

Our center understands the diverse needs of families in Surprise, AZ. We focus on delivering a nurturing and safe environment where your child can explore, learn, and grow. With a curriculum rich in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), we ensure that each child receives an education that lays a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Our dedicated educators, passionate about early childhood development, create a stimulating environment that aligns with Arizona’s Early Learning Standards.

At Busy Bees Surprise, we recognize the importance of balancing quality with affordability. Our programs are designed to offer the best in child care and education, ensuring that every family has access to top-notch services without compromising on quality.

Safety and health are paramount at our center. We provide nutritious meals and snacks, maintaining high standards of hygiene and wellness. Our facility is built with the safety of your children in mind, equipped with state-of-the-art safety features to offer peace of mind while your child is in our care.

We invite you to visit us and see the difference at Busy Bees Surprise Child Care Learning Center. Our open-door policy allows you to witness our commitment to excellence in child care and preschool education. Join our community, where every child is cherished, and every day is an opportunity for fun, growth, and discovery.


Center Programs



(12 months to 19 months)

Our program nurtures recognition of familiar figures, motor skill development, and sensory exploration, among other enriching experiences.



(12 months to 33 months)

Our program encourages exploration, physical development, and communication to foster independence and emotional growth.



(33 months to 4.75 years)

We nurture preschoolers with theme-based, interactive learning and cultivate creativity, problem-solving, and independence through hands-on experiences.

Before & After
School Care

Before & After
School Care

(5.75 years to 12 years)

Our before & after-school program blends guided activities with self-play, fostering fun, learning, and growth with supportive staff and dedicated spaces.

Tuition and Openings at Busy Bees USA

Center Offerings

Qualified Educators
Dance & Movement

Our music program offers a researched, systematic approach to nurturing children's social skills and musical development, including singing in tune and rhythmic coordination.

Conveniently nestled amidst ample parking, our center ensures stress-free drop-offs and pickups for our valued families.

Our Educators are passionate about delivering early years education that empowers and inspires children to create their futures.

Our dance programs blend solid technique with fun and creative choreography, fostering both technical skill and expressive, individualistic style in our little ones.

Upcoming Events for Families

🐝 Busy Bees Family Fun Day!
πŸŽ‰ Come join us in the celebration of Valley rebranded as Busy Bees
πŸ“… Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 10am to 1pm
πŸ“ Location: Busy Bees North Phoenix, 3300 East Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, AZ

  • 🎨 Face Painting
  • 🐝 BeeCurious Activities
  • 🐝 Special Visit from Buzz!
  • 🍧 Kona Ice Truck
  • πŸ’ƒ Dance Exhibition from the Be KIND CREW

RSVP today – don't miss out on the fun! 🎊

Center Director

Meet Our Director, Billie Skoda!

Hello, my name is Billie Skoda. I am the Director at Busy Bees South Phoenix Child Care Center, formerly known as Valley Learning Center in Surprise. I began working in a preschool in 1999. It became a fun summer job that blossomed into a passion for teaching young children. It was the start of my fulfilling career in Early Childhood Education. I married my High School sweetheart, and we have 3 amazing children. I have a love for animals, nature, camping. I

Portrait of the Busy Bees USA Director

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