Early Childhood Director

Welcome to K-W Early Childhood Programs!


Dear KW families,

Welcome to the Kenyon Wanamingo Early Childhood page! My name is Katie Valek, and I am the early childhood director and one of the preschool/ECFE teachers here. I’m excited to begin my second year at Kenyon-Wanamingo connecting with families and providing a positive welcome into the schools!

This is an exciting time to be a Little Knight! We are in the process of adding an indoor early childhood activity centers in both Kenyon and Wanamingo. The activity centers will open up options for exciting and enriching opportunities for young children. Our centers plan to include traverse walls, pedal paths, and indoor play structures.

We will also welcome Andrea Duron as our new early childhood teacher, she will teach preschool and ECFE in both Kenyon and Wanamingo. Sally Grove will be added to our staff as an early childhood para in Wanamingo. Both Sally and Andrea will be wonderful additions to our programming and we are glad they’re here! 

We understand the early years are such an important time for families so we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible services and resources we can offer. Within the Early Childhood department we offer Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes, Little Knights School Readiness Preschool classes, Early Childhood Screening, and Knights Kids child care. Each of our programs has a separate webpage for specific information.

Contact me anytime with questions or suggestions, I’d be happy to hear from you, 

Katie Valek
Early Childhood Director 
Kenyon Wanamingo Schools





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