Donna Naleway, Owner -Opened June 2002, just celebrated 20 years. I have owned/operated Kid Country since we opened in 2002. I have an associate's degree in early childhood education. Kid Country was the very first childcare center I ever worked in! I find that as a benefit as I didn't come into the field with any preconceived notions about how things are supposed to be done; I lead with my heart and children in mind.
Miss Donna holds an associate’s degree from Joliet Junior College and a Level 1 Director’s Credential from the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Professional Development system
Manhattan’s very first childcare center
Donna Naleway has been the Owner since Kid Country Childcare opened in 2002. In 2022 she moved to more of an owner role and passed the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Kid Country Childcare to her administration team. Donna now focuses on quality improvement, growth and marketing. The business remains family-owned and operated with Donna’s husband, sons and daughters-in-law having roles within the organization, some behind the scenes and some on-site. Family means everything to Donna and she hopes you get a feel for the Kid Country Family as soon as you walk in the doors!