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About Us & Our Team


The Walnut Woods Difference

We’re not your average childcare center. Backed by over 170 years in children’s ministries, staffed with an exemplary team of educators, and situated on an idyllic campus with room to explore, we provide an excellent value far beyond the cost.


Our Story


Once upon a time, long-time church parishioner, Jack Baker, wanted to help ensure a bright future for East Union Presbyterian Church. He lovingly collected walnut seeds from Deer Lakes Park and planted them on the church property with the hope that they would grow and provide an income for the church, should it ever be in need. Thankfully, these trees have thrived, as has the church. We now enjoy the beauty of over 100 strong walnut trees and the thoughtful intention behind them.


We approach childcare the same way, with the loving intent to help nurture and grow your children through well-researched, age-based stimulation and learning opportunities. We walk with you and your family every step of your journey as we prepare your child for school and beyond – all through a nurturing environment founded on the fruit of the spirit.

Our Organizational Philosophy

Since children learn to trust and gain confidence when their physical and emotional needs are met in a consistent, loving atmosphere, our goal is to help develop the whole child: spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Our Team

Mindy Young

Executive Director

Annalisa Lotti-Summers

Camp Counselor

Fiona Ramsey

Camp Counselor

Nate Duffy

Camp Counselor

In addition to our camp staff, a six-member Voluntary Advisory Board (VAB) oversees our educators. This board is composed of a Pastor, the Walnut Woods Summer Camp Director, the Walnut Woods Executive Director, a Session member, and two congregation members. Our team is experienced in early childhood care with up-to-date clearances and a passion for working with children.

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