Wilma Valentine Childcare in Sidney, Ohio is a non-profit childcare center for ALL children enrolled in preschool and ages 3, 4,and 5. The center provides opportunity for children with disabilities and without disabilities to learn together in an integrated setting. All children learn the value of friendship and are taught important life skills. WVC is open year-round from 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM and is staffed at a ratio of approximately 1 staff for every 7 children. We can offer more individualized care for children because of our smaller size and consistent staff. We have the ability to work with children on skills that many of the other larger childcare centers don’t have time or the staff to address.
WVC is located on the campus site of the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities in the same building as Shelby County Hills Preschool in Sidney, Ohio. All children in the childcare center will attend a preschool class outside of the childcare either at Shelby Hills Preschool or the new Sidney City Schools preschool at Whittier Early Childhood Center. We are in constant communication with the preschool programs to ensure a consistent program for children who are enrolled and experience a physical, cognitive, or behavioral challenge. Children enrolled at Shelby Hills Preschool make the short trip through the building to the preschool program. Children enrolled at Whittier Early Childhood Center will be transported on a Sidney City School bus to the preschool location.
"Staff are very attentive to Noah and celebrate his successes. When the staff realized Noah could read, they challenged him to grow and develop the skills."
"WVC is organized, professional, and centered towards the needs ofthe individual child. Everett has become more confident. We are impressed with how caring all ofthe staff are toward all ofthe children."
"WVC is very hands on and great with kids. Teaching and reinforcing in positive ways."
"They have worked tirelessly to create a routine between school and daycare that Jonathan responds well to...I could not be happier...I am so grateful to have the people at Wilma Valentine Childcare as a part of my support system on this journey."
"I am blown away by the relationships my daughter has established among her peers and the staff at WVC. They are like family to her."
"WVC has met the needs of both of my children. They have encouraged them to be proud of who they are and value their personalities. WVC allows them to be kids."
"We appreciate the hard work and energy they pour into every child to thrive."