Early Childhood Director's Welcome

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 new Early Childhood Director. I’m excited to come to Kenyon Wanamingo Schools with experience in teaching and coordinating early childhood and school age care programs.

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.

What is Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)?
ECFE is a program for ALL families with children ages birth to kindergarten enrollment. There are classes and events for parents and their infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  Our purpose is to support and encourage parents and promote child growth & development in age appropriate ways.

Why go to ECFE Classes?
For the benefits!
•    A special time with your child
•    Support from other parents
•    Meet other members of your community
•    Discovery and learning experiences for children and families

What is School Readiness - Little Knights Preschool?
School Readiness is a public school, preschool program for children age 3 to kindergarten enrollment. School Readiness provides preschool and other early childhood program opportunities to ALL children regardless of family income. We offer high quality 4 Star Parent aware programs in both communities.

Please check out the other pages within the site to see the screening dates for the school year, get on the census, or register for Knights Kids! We have something to fit everybody's needs and schedules!

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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