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Meet the staff

Site supervisors :

Widehollow ~Kat~

AppleValley ~Allanah~

Cottonwood ~Janet & Tasha~

Mountainview ~Jill~

Summitview ~Cindy~

Ahtanum ~Drew~


McKel Dean

McKel Dean, also known at WVCC as Kel, is the Director of the West Valley Childcare Program. She has 14 years of experience in the education industry and has worked with children all her life. Before becoming a part of the team at WVCC, she worked as a preschool teacher in the Toppenish School District. McKel is well-versed in early childhood development with an AA degree in elementary education, a Bachelor’s, and also a Master’s in Psychology. Her mastery of childcare has been vital in her success with WVCC for the past 8 years. McKel has taken on the role as the Director in 2021.


The WVCC program provides the finest care for the children of the West Valley School district because we understand that your children deserve nothing but the best. At WVCC, we believe in collaboration with students’ parents to provide a comprehensive care package that is focused on family values. Our Board is made up of a rotation of at least seven active members at a time and all of them are parents of students in WVCC.  This helps keep WVCC active and open as a non-profit organization. The Board oversees the support of executive staff, fund collection, and passes approval on the annual budget. Our parent-run Board also decides on our policies and procedures so that we may provide the care the children of WVCC deserve. Our Board members often change due to their children moving on in their education; this leaves vacancies for Board positions. We welcome any parents of the West Valley School District to join the Board if there is a vacancy. Keep in touch with us to find out how and when you can join us!