Humpty Dumpty Daycare

Humpty Dumpty Daycare located at 405 Johnson Street provides quality daycare based on the individual needs of children in a class and the collective needs of the class as a whole.  As a result, we will have children with a stronger sense of self and a stronger sense of community.

Humpty Dumpty Daycare is an education based center.  Our focus is on developmental skills such as fine and gross motor, listening, following directions, expressive & receptive language, problem solving, and appropriate social behaviors.  We offer programs for infants, toddlers, pre-kindergartners, and school-age children.

Our daycare hours are from 5:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  We care for children ranging in age from 6 weeks through 12 years old.  If you would like to enroll your child/children or have any questions, please feel free to call the Director, Yesenia Valenzuela, at (402) 287-1006 or send an email to .

Please visit our Facebook Page to see all the fun activities we have done throughout the year.  You can read up on the theme for the week and what activities each program will be working on.


Humpty Dumpty Daycare is expanding to accommodate the growing need for dependable, affordable daycare in the community.  The HDD Board has set a goal in 2019 to take the next step in serving this major need in our community with a significant expansion to the HDD facility. This addition will consist of 1,825-square feet of finished space upon completion. The addition of classrooms will allow our staff more flexibility in the ages of children we accept. More specifically, the addition will include:

  • an infant room (6 weeks to 18 months);
  • a transition room (18 months to 3 years);
  • an expanded kitchen
  • a staff break room;
  • and storage/supply space.

The project is estimated to cost $400,000.  To assist in reaching that goal, Humpty Dumpty Daycare families, staff and Board of Directors are reaching out to the community and businesses in hopes of raising the funds to complete this project debt free.  To date, $275,000 has already been donated to the project! 

Humpty Dumpty Daycare has established a special purpose (non-endowed) fund with BankFirst in Wakefield.  This will allow donors to pledge money safely and anonymously, if desired.  Donations can be made in many different forms:  gift of cash, securities, paid up life insurance, retirement plan assets, etc.  All donations are tax deductible and tax receipts will be issued to donors.  For a donation form, click here.









Michael Foods, Inc. donated $50,000 to jumpstart the fundraising campaign!





Built in 2004, it is a 7,000-square foot facility and features a meeting room that seats up to 50 people, computer work stations (with wireless connections), and separate children and adult reading areas. The Gardner Public Library contains over 30,000 books, 1300 audio books, and 1400 videos. Library activities include children’s holiday reading programs, a summer reading program, story time for preschool students, as well as computer classes and an adult book club. Computer classes being offered are Skype, Facebook, Excel, Photo Book, Shutterfly, and

114 West 3rd Street – 402-287-2334 –


The Wakefield Republican, the local newspaper has 1,125 subscribers. The weekly paper is distributed on Thursdays.  E-editions are also available to subscribers for only $20/year.  Daily papers are also delivered locally including the Norfolk Daily News, Omaha World –Herald, and Sioux City Journal.

224 Main Street – 402-287-2323                                           Email:


Gardner Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides entertainment, meals, social and educational activities, meals on wheels, transportation services, health care clinics, and daily telephone checks for seniors in our community. The center can also be rented out to the public for club groups, organizations, and family functions.

407 E. 7th Street – 402-287-2149