Best in Kids: 2017

Joyful Girl Playing With Airplane Against The Sky – Vintage Effect

Joyful Girl Playing With Airplane Against The Sky - Vintage Effect

Mom and dad look no further for the best for your little ones, the tots get a category all to themselves! Toys to tutoring, pediatricians to places to dine here are AZ Foothills readers top picks for kids in the Valley.

These are Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2017 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2017 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2017. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2017 Winners logo here and reserve space for the Collectors Edition here.


Best Academic Tutoring Service – Pimentel Academic Services

Best Birthday Party Spot – Stratum Laser Tag

Best Children’s Hospital – Cardons Children’s Hospital

Best Day Summer Camp  – Pinspiration

Best Holiday Experience for Children – Spring Carnival & the Eggstraordinary Egg Scramble at Desert Mountain

Best Kids Clothing Store – Cheeky Chic Baby Boutique

Best Kid’s Entertainment Indoors – Dance Academy North

Best Kid’s Entertainment Outdoors – Fairytale Events

Best Kid’s Restaurant – The Teapot

Best Kid-Friendly Hotel – The Wigwam

Best Master-Plan Community for Children in the Valley – DC Ranch

Best Nanny Agency – A Perfect Fit

Best Overnight Summer Camp – Camp Ponderosa Ranch

Best Pediatric Dentist Office – Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Best Pediatrician – Dr. Arturo Gonzalez

Best Place for Kids Haircuts: TIE – Cool Cuts for Kids Treasured Cutz 4 Kidz 

Best Private High School – Xavier College Preparatory

Best Private or Charter School – Scottsdale Christian Academy

Best Splash Pad – Scottsdale Quarter

Best Toy Store – Toys & Playtime Oasis

Best Water Park – Wet’n’Wild

Most Entertaining Dinner Spot for Kids – Pita Jungle

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