Our Staff

Sherry Baartman

Owner/Director of Operations

Sherry has been a licensed daycare provider for over 30 years. Sherry lives in Red Wing with her husband. They have raised 5 kids together and have 7 grandchildren.When she is not working she loves to take her grand kids and spend time with her family. Her and her husband love to travel.

Sherry went to school at Faribault School of Nursing. She has many years of nursing experience.

Sherry loves what she does and loves the kids she takes care of. She gets joy out of seeing the smiling faces everyday and seeing the kids she has taken care of grow up to be young adults!

Christine Huneke

Assistant Director

Christine lives here in Red Wing with her husband and 3 children who also attend Building Block Childcare & Learning Center. When Christine is not working she likes to go for bike rides and hikes with her kids.


Christine has a Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of River Falls Wisconsin. She has worked in Hastings at Hillside Child Care and here in Red Wing at the YMCA Kids Club.

Christine will be seen in the office at Building Blocks and also taking care of those little babies you bring to Building Blocks Childcare and Learning Center and watching them grow!

Allison Benway

Director of Preschool Programs

Allison has grown up here in Red Wing and is married with 3 children. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her family, traveling, going to sporting events, taking care of her horses and dogs and hanging out at their families beach.

Allison has been working in the childcare field for more than 15 years. She worked in the Red Wing School District as a Special Education Para, while she was going to school taking credits towards her Associates Degree in Early Childhood.

Allison teaches within the Preschool classrooms at Building Blocks. She loves what she does and all the activities and ideas they all come up with.


Allison looks forward to meeting you and your family !!