About Us

This unique childcare center was opened in 1992 as a result of a county-wide survey that indicated a need for childcare for children with disabilities.  As a result, Wilma Valentine Childcare (formerly Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center) was opened to give an opportunity for all children to receive care in a more individualized childcare setting. We know that all kids are working on learning how to work and play alongside each other.  We provide a setting where it is safe for them to learn this skill and where they are welcome to learn and grow.  We serve children who are aged 3-5 so that they can attend preschool at either Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center preschool program or the Sidney City School preschool, Whittier Early Childhood Center, as part of their learning experience.  Partnering with these preschool programs, our children get the support and learn the content they need for kindergarten enrollment.  We are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a year round schedule.  We have an excellent summer program that allows the children field trip experiences out in the community up to 2 and sometimes 3 days per week.

Our Staff

Nancy Stiefel

Director

nstiefel@shelbydd.org
937-498-0101
937-498-4566

Samantha Macy

Administrative Assistant

smacy@shelbydd.org
937-498-0101
937-498-4566

Kimberly Cummins

Program Coordinator

kcummins@shelbydd.org
937-498-4566

Karen Weinschenk

Childcare Assistant

Hannah Starkey

Childcare Assistant

Acacia Freeman

Childcare Assistant

Kim Foster

Childcare Assistant

Zoe Shipman

Childcare Assistant