Val Waletich is the Heart of Milbank Daycare for 29 Years

Thursday, March 14, 2019

When four year-old Prya walks in the door and sees a coat hook with her name on it, she knows she is home. Or at least at her second home. In case she harbors any doubts, the toddler can gaze up at her framed photo gracing the hallway or melt into a welcoming hug from Val, her mom-away-from-mom.

Val Waletich has had a daycare for 29 years and greeted moms from two generations – over 500 in all – and their youngsters. She says she garners inspiration from her faith and the working mother who always must wear so many hats. She compares having a daycare to “hosting a birthday party every day in your home.” Not for everyone, and certainly not for anyone who was standing behind the door when God handed out patience.

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