ECE 2021 Exhibitors

43rd Annual | April 23-24, 2021
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2021 Exhibitors

Apparent Project

Apparent Project

The Apparent Project is building a generation of change agents in Haiti as we invest in the lives of children and their families through education paid for with parent fees, donations, and sales. Stop by to see our beautiful handmade lanyards, key chains, and metal artwork created by talented Haitian artisans. While you are here, find out more information about how you and your school can partner with us to enrich the lives of your students and families while making a difference in the lives of Haitian children and their families.

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Pam Thompson
Apparent Project

apparentpartysales@gmail.com

Barefoot Books

Barefoot BooksChildren books that share stories about children from across the world, connect families across the world and inspire imagination in children. 

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Eileen Ness
Barefoot Books

eileenness@yahoo.com

Books are Fun and U Rock for Kids

Books are Fun

 

U Rock for Kids is a movement of courage, friendship self-esteem, and confidence! Building our kids up with inspirational, motivational, and encouragement cards!

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Debbie Lemke
Books are Fun and U Rock for Kids
dlemke@dwave.net

Brain Insights - Nuero-Nurturing®

Brain InsightsIt takes many years for the brain to fully develop, however, positive early experiences are essential to a well-developed brain that allows the unique essence of each child to thrive. The Brain Insights company provides you with fun ideas and inspiring insights through the beautiful and unique Neuro-Nurturing® Interaction Packets. Warm your heart through making a difference every day in this very easy way!

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Deborah McNelis
Brain Insights - Nuero-Nurturing®
deb@braininsightsonline.com

Busy Buddies

Busy Buddies is a home-based company that provides products to be used with all ages and ability levels. Busy Buddies includes items which may assist with sensory needs. Products include but are not limited to double-faced bibs, pre-school aprons, sharing bags, busy bags, marble mazes, weighted lap items, balance boards, various games and fidgets, and playhouses.

Lynn Stone
Busy Buddies

BusyBuddies4u@gmail.com

Center for Early Education and Development

Center for Early Education Development

 

 

The Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota helps early educators, caregivers, practitioners, and programs achieve the best outcomes for the infants and young children they serve. We believe all young children deserve the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential in safe and nurturing environments with opportunities for learning. We strive to improve policies and practices to support all young children, their families, and the professionals who serve.

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Hannah Riddle de Rojas
The Center for Early Education and Development
riddl028@umn.edu

Child Care Partnership

Child Care Partnership
Child Care Partnership is a program of the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency and is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families through the Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA).
   
Child Care Partnership works with parents, providers, and communities to develop highly competent children through quality early childhood programming! We do this by helping families find child care, provide consulting and training for child care programs, and advocate and share information on early childhood topics in our service area!

Becca Elbert
Child Care Partnership
ccpt@wdeoc.org

Color Street

Color StreetBase color, and top-coats of high-quality liquid nail polish in each strip. Results in a brilliant, salon-quality manicure in just minutes. No dry time, smudges or streaks. Lasts up to 10 days 100% real nail polish, not sticks. Flexible - can be gently stretched for a perfect fit!

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Nicole Ehrhart
Color Street

cole.ehrhart@gmail.com


 

Discovery Toys

Discovery ToysEducation toys for children of all ages to help teach, play and inspire. 

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Cathy Meehan
Discovery Toys

sparklesryours@yahoo.com

Edvantage

Early childhood products. Toys, games, puzzles, STEM, dramatic play, and more.

Stefanie Hacker
Edvantage

edvantagehacker@aol.com

Honey Do Products

Honey Do Products

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE~

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION COUPON!

I’m sorry that I’ll miss the opportunity to meet you at the conference in April. I know this is the time of year when kids are getting antsy, everyone is “bored,” and we’re all longing for spring. Nothing perks up a program like some new toys and materials to engage the kids and brighten up your days with them.

I’m excited to share some of my new items with you, as well as some tried-and-true items:

  • Speak & Spell
  • Little Bricks
  • Activity Blocks
  • Magna Tablet Deluxe
  • Magna-tiles 

Honey Do Products designs, builds and sells educational products. We also sell Magna-Tiles, Roylco, Melissa & Doug, Guidecraft and more!

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Thank you for the work you do with children and families. While I know we were all looking forward to the conference, it is my wish that you, your families, and your client's families stay well.

Best,

Kevin Rahn
Owner
Honey Do Products
952-381-7602
kevin.rahn@yahoo.com

Katie & Company

We sell flannel board packets to reinforce literacy and math. CD's and puppets are also available.

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Julie Torkelson
Katie and Company

jtorkel2@aol.com
 

Let's Dig In

We sell science items, sensory items, math items, manipulatives, finger puppets.

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Sherry Ann Wolfer
Let's Dig In
swolfer276@msn.com

Minnesota Epsilon Sigma Alpha

MN Sigma Alpha

MN ESA is a service and leadership organization. Our international project is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and we do volunteering and fundraising projects to benefit them as well as local charities.

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Kerri Petty
Minnesota Epsilon Sigma Alpha

pettyker@gmail.com
 

Mission Movin' Moms

Mission Movin Moms

 

 

 

 



Overwhelmed with the photos, videos or kids' artwork on your phone/device and in your life? We can help with simple tips and resources for connecting and celebrating kids, families, and life. Make a difference with easy systems for kids' photo privacy, education, care, and fun! #thatphotolife.

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Amy Storch
Mission Movin' Moms
storch.amy@gmail.com






 

North Side Music

We carry music CD's and DVD's - puppets and props - workshops and concerts with Colleen and Uncle Squaty~

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Colleen Hannafin
North Side Music

salesnsm@gmail.com

Oleanna Books

Selection of books for young children and those who help them learn, from many different publishers, including a large section of sale books.

Susan Oleanna
Oleanna Books

oleannabks@aol.com

 

Overall Buddies

Lori Lynn Ahrends
Overall Buddies is a series of original children's songs & videos created by Lori Lynn Ahrends; a presenter here at our conference. She is working on a series of books as well, and hopefully a TV show. Her booth will have her CD, a plush OB doll, and a few T'shirts. Come check it out, and engage in some early childhood conversations! Thanks so much!!

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Lori Lynn Ahrends
Overall Buddies
llahrends@gmail.com

 

Pampered Chef

Pampered Chef

Quality kitchen tools and equipment. Cookbooks, spices and more!

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Marilyn Utter
Pampered Chef

marilynjutter@gmail.com

 

Prepare Parents, LLC

No more nagging!!! Linda Armas wrote THE FREEDOM OF ROUTINE to help families and classrooms thrive. Her Routines Rule! Framework guides children to follow directions and complete expectations within nag-free environments and nurturing relationships.

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Linda Armas
Prepare Parents LLC

linda@prepareparents.com

Silkey Pets

Silkey Pets has been creating handmade puppets for over 30 years!

Shelley Silkey
Silkey Pets

silkey.shelley@gmail.com

Usborne Books & More

Usborne Books and More

Children's books for all ages from Usborne and Kane Miller Publishing

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Liz Hawkinson
Usborne Books & More
liz@hawkinson.net

Thriving Together, LLC

Thriving Together, LLC

 

 

 

 

Thriving Together provides engaging and inspiring multimedia training experiences for early childhood professionals doing the critical work of educating and caring for the next generation. Each in-person and online training is designed to provide a meaningful training experience that will decrease stress, increase success, and enhance joy for those caring for young children.

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Ralene Ostberg
Thriving Together, LLC
raeleneostberg@gmail.com

UW-Stout Online

UW-Stout offers several programs conference participants may be interested in including BS Early Childhood Education, BS Special Education,  an add-on certification in Cross-Categorical, and an Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate.   The BS Special Education program is offered both on-campus and it is also offered as an online Customized Instruction (CI) program.  This online program is a degree completion program designed for working adults. It prepares future teachers to educate students with learning, cognitive, emotional and behavioral disabilities. Many program graduates become special education teachers for children and young adults with disabilities providing instruction, assessment, curriculum development, and family support.

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Sandy White
UW-Stout Online
University of Wisconsin-Stout

whites@uwstout.edu


 

Wisconsin Early Autism Project

Wisconsin Early Autism ProjectWith over 20 years of clinical research and practice, the Wisconsin Early Autism Project is a world-renowned leader in early comprehensive behavioral treatment for young children with autism. Our comprehensive treatment program, based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, offers an enriched learning environment, evidence-based teaching strategies, a structured and individualized curriculum, and ongoing assessment and evaluation.

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Julia Thoe
Wisconsin Early Autism Project
julia.thoe@wiautism.com

Young Living

Young Living is a universally known, household name that is revered and respected for the countless benefits it brings to humanity. Propelled by pure essential oils and oil-infused products, along with our passionate commitment to empowering individuals to whole-life wellness revolution is underway, and Young Living leads the charge.

Lori Schreifels
Young Living
lorie.schreifels@gmail.com

 

Zoo-phonics

Zoo-phonics is a multi-sensory approach to learning language arts. Zoo-phonics uses animals drawn in the shapes of the alphabet and a related body movement. Classroom kits will be showcased.

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Charmaine Erwin
Zoo-phonics
charmaine@zoo-phonics.com