Conference Exhibitors

Early Registration 

Early Registration Deadline: March 20th, 2016

 Contact Information

Professional Education Programs and Services
221 10th Avenue East, Suite 140
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715.232.2793
Fax:      715.232.3385

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The 38th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference

Make Your Mark: Early Childhood Health,
Happiness, & Success

Save the date! April 22-23, 2016

A Cute Bead

Carmen Tubeszewski
A Cute Bead
544 Broadway Street South
Menomonie, WI 54751

Carmen at A Cute Bead has a passion to design unique and beautiful hand-made jewelry. Its style is mixed-media, using semi-precious stones, hand-dyed silk, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and vintage metal accents. She also has hand-knotted leather or waxed linen bracelets with African trade beads, stained wood and glass seed beads that have a rustic, earthy, Bohemian style that may include gemstones, vintage brass and chain. Artisan bangle bracelets with lampwork bead and metal accents that are so funky! She also creates stunning one of a kind hand-painted and embossed brass jewelry pieces, plus elegant herringbone wire-wrapped pearl jewelry. Including simple yet creative earrings with a vintage flare.

You may also check out her shop, A Cute Bead, located in Downtown Menomonie at 544 Broadway Street South where you can create your own hand-made jewelry with help, have broken jewelry repaired or purchase materials to make your creations at home.

Barnyard Blessing

Don and Susie Stiver
Barnyard Blessing
2281 12th Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

We are Don and Susie Stiver and Barnyard Blessing is our farm-based business found in northwestern Wisconsin. Don goes by "The Birdman of San Miguel" and makes all the birdhouses out of reclaimed barn wood and fun "found" objects. Susie, meanwhile, makes our goat milk soaps and lotions right in our farmhouse kitchen. We enjoy what we do and hope that you'll enjoy our product line.


Nadi Bajda
17317 Pavelka Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Table top easels for toddler and preschoolers. Easy clean! Easy storage! Child is able to see artwork.

Brain Insights

Deborah McNelis
Brain Insights
N7947 588th Street
Menomonie, WI 54751

This unique and beautiful set of six activity packets, one for each of the first five years of life, provides age appropriate and fun activities for easy use throughout busy everyday life. Like no other product, each activity card in the packet includes a simple explanation of how the suggested interaction ideas enhance a child's early brain development. Caring parents get the "what to do" and "why to do it" all right on hand.

Child Care Partnership

Becca Elbert
Child Care Partnership
418 Wisconsin Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

The Child Care Partnership's mission is to work with parents, providers and communities to develop highly competent children through quality early childhood programming!

Every day we:

* Connect parents with child care services
* Develop professionals who care for and educate children
* Analyze and report child care data that impacts communities
* Implement innovative child care quality improvement initiatives

Color R World

Color R World
Wendy Sessler and Shell Sturgis
292 Union Street 
Crystal Lake, IL  60014

Early childhood teaching supply company serving learners from preschool through third grade. We offer teachers an affordable way to outfit classrooms with activities, song and games in a wide spectrum of themes. Our products span the curriculum from pre-reading and writing skills to math, science and social/emotional growth.

Early Learning Success, LLC

Nancy Dougherty
Joe Dougherty
Early Learning Success, LLC
3600 122nd Circle NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-2541

Early Learning Success, LLC provides a curriculum based on early learning standards, promoting activities that are purposeful and intentional.


Stephanie Hacker
5715 Brentridge Drive
Shorewood, MN 55331

Educational cognitives and manipulatives.

Frog Street

Fran Romans
Frog Street
800 Industrial Boulevard Suite 800
Grapevine, TX 76051

Frog Street is an early childhood curriculum publishing company that supplies comprehensive curriculum based on the latest brain research for infant, toddler and Pre-K. We also have many supplemental products that support K-1st grade.

JeanneKay Publishing

Jeanne Styzcinski
JeanneKay Publishing
E8867 810th Street
Colfax, WI 54730

Local kindergarten teacher Jeanne Styczinski has published a couple of books, "Mama, How Does the Wind Start to Blow?" and "Papa, Why Does the Sun Shine?". She will have them on display for purchasing and signing!


Katie and Company

Julie Torkelson 
Katie and Company
3955 Highland Dr.
Shoreview, MN 55126 

We sell flannel board packets to reinforce literacy and math, CD's and puppets!

Let's Dig In

Sherry Wolfer
Richard Wolfer
Let's Dig In
952 Ravina Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031

Sherry Ann decided to create "Let's Dig In" to help expand other teacher's knowledge, involvement, participation and excitement with the children in their classrooms. Some ideas may be old familiar ones but have been forgotten. Others may have a new twist to them. There may be new ideas never seen and some have been created originally by Sherry Ann.

Mary Kay

Jenny Marsh
Mary Kay
1423 15th Street East
Menomonie, WI 54751

Mary Kay
We carry everything from skin care products for men and women, to cosmetics and fragrances! Stop by to sample some products, sign up to host your own party and enter your name into a drawing for many free goodies! Order online.

Mr. Wes Music

Wesley Nehring
Wes Music
2208 7th Avenue North
 Menomonie, WI 54751

Music can bring the early childhood classroom to life and it's our joy to share in the fun! Join us for free music resources and meet the author and illustrator of our coming book "5 Polar Bears!"

New Horizon Academy

Kat Butler
New Horizon Academy
3405 Annapolis Lane North, Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55447

New Horizon Academy has been serving families in Minnesota since 1971. Our mission is "to open 'New Horizons' of self-esteem and potential for the little people entrusted to our care, their families and our employees by providing and continuously improving the best child development on the planet!" New Horizon Academy selects high quality teachers who have an appreciation for children's positive attitude and love of teaching. We are always looking for dedicated and unique individuals to join our team of education professionals.

North Side Music

Colleen Hannafin
North Side Music
1314 Birch Street|
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Music CD/DVD - Puppets and props - workshops and concerts with Colleen and Uncle Squaty.

Pampered Chef

Marilyn Utter
Pampered Chef

The Pampered Chef offers quality kitchen equipment and tools to make family meal time and prep more enjoyable. 

School Specialty/Childcraft

Chris Hoferitza, Early Childhood Territory Manager
School Specialty/Childcraft

School Specialty/Childcraft is an educational company which provides early childhood products including classroom/curriculum furniture, literacy, science, math, dramatic play, sand/water, active play and manipulatives for infants/toddlers to Grade 2

Silkey Pets

Shelley Silkey
Silkey Pets
1112 College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Silkey Pets - designing and making puppets and learning tools for over 30 years!

Social Success

Becky Gamache
Katie Scheufel
Social Success
608 North 27th Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55806

Social Success creates social narratives and visual supports to help improve children's social skills.

Teaching Strategies

Jason Daniel
Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic early childhood education company that provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 25 years. Teaching Strategies consistently expands their product offerings to include award-winning products like The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and widely-adopted assessment solutions like Teaching Strategies GOLD®. To learn why thousands of early childhood programs and many states choose to partner with Teaching Strategies to build a strong foundation that helps ensure children's success in school and in life.

The Red Bell

Linda Rosenthal
The Red Bell
3201 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53405

For over thirty years The Red Bell has offered products that are building blocks crucial to an infant's early development and children's learning process.


Jean Dwire

We carry an assortment of ALL things. Classroom Organization - bins, things for centers, field trips and walls. Teacher/Mom on the go totes, bags and accessories. Organizational products. Fundraiser ideas. Thermal totes and badge/ID holders.


Usborne Books

Liz Hawkinson
Usborne Books
659 Wheelock Parkway West
St. Paul, MN 55117

Usborne Books and more has the very best educational children's books on the planet with titles from Usborne and Kame Miller. Something for every child from birth to middle school.

Viterbo University

Chris Valenti
Viterbo University
2323 South 109th Street, Suite 375 
West Allis, WI 53227 

Provides Master of Arts in Education degree programming add-on licensure for early childhood Readiing Teacher 316 Reading Specialist 17 Cross Categorical Special Ed and renewal credits.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

Claire Lind
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
744 Williamson Street Suite 299
Madison, WI 53703

The Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will have information about the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program, REWARD Stipend Program, WECA/NAEYC membership, Professional Development Counseling Services, and advocacy.