ECE Exhibitors

40th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference
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Affiliated Insurance Services
Debe Marofsky
12805 Highway 55 Suite 212
Plymouth, MN 55441
debem@affiliatedins.com
763.551.0206

http://www.affiliatedins.com/

Affiliated Insurance Services is known for providing personalized service; providing an agent and agency that will be there at all times to work with and FOR you. With over 18 years in the childcare industry, Debe and her staff have the expertise to develop an insurance package specific to you and your needs. Debe is the endorsed agent for the Minnesota Child Care Association, sits on the advisory board for the childcare program with West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and is the referenced insurance expert for Tom Copeland's "Family Child Care Legal and Insurance Guide".
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Barefoot Books
Rebecca Eby
617 Ten Hills Street
Gay's Mills, WI 54631
orangehousebooks@hotmail.com
608.443.8335
readbarefootbooks.com

Barefoot Books offers diverse children's books that include themes of social 
emotional learning (SEL), world cultures, farm to table, inclusion, and more. 
Barefoot also offers puppets, puzzles, and cooperative games. Earn free 
books for your classroom, preschool, or daycare by hosting a book fair! 
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Busy Buddies
Lynn Stone and Megan Showalter
14336 Heywood Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124
busybuddies4u@gmail.com
612.242.8826

Busy Buddies is a Minnesota home business that provides many items for
children, teens and adults, with or without special needs. We have bibs
(for infants and older children/teens/adults), aprons, sensory items such
as weighted lap items, busy bags, many kinds of fidgets, playhouses,
and more.
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Celebrate Children Foundation
Therese Scherrer
110 East Main Street Suite 810
Madison, WI 53703
therese.scherrer@wisconsin.gov
608.267.9510
www.celebrate-children.org

The Celebrate Children Foundation recognizes the critical importance for every child in Wisconsin to grow up in safe, stable and nurturing environments. The Foundation advances the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board mission to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment through support of evidence-informed prevention programs and services to communities across the state, and research to develop innovative approaches. Celebrate Children license plate revenue, donor contributions and grant funding are some of the revenue sources which sustain this work.

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Child Care Partnership
Becca Ebert
418 Wisconsin Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
ccp@wdeoc.org
715.831.1700
www.childcarepartnership.org

Child Care Partnership is your local Resource & Referral agency. The mission of CCP is to work with parents, child care 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, and implement innovative child care quality improvements initiatives.
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Color Street
Jen Athmann, Independent Color Street Stylist
906 Sierra Lane
St. Cloud, MN 56303
sparklewithjena@gmail.com
320.291.8393

Color Street Nails are 100% real nail polish strips that go on so easy you won't believe it!
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Discovery Toys

Cathy Meehan
225 10th Street South
Hudson, WI 54016
sparklesryours@yahoo.com
651.470.4153
www.jumpinandjammin.com

Children's educational toys that help kids learn through play. Our goal is to
Teach, Play & Inspire our children.
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Edvantage
Stephanie Hacker
5715 Brentridge Drive
Shorewood, MN 55331
edvantagehacker@aol.com
612.250.9599

Early childhood toys, games, manipulatives, dramatic play, cognitive
development and activities.
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Forever
Amy Storch, Forever Digi Gal - Instructor, Speaker and Photo Coach
9357 214th Street West
Lakeville, MN 55044
foreverdigital@gmail.com
612.865.6074
www.forever.com
www.facebook.com/groups/foreverdigigal

Photo overload? Want to find any photo in seconds? Get help, training, and tools that empower busy professionals, families, and kids to quickly simplify, protect, and celebrate life with today's photo technology. Sharing your own personal or kids' photos, artwork, or videos can bring valuable stories to life. As a mom, former preschool teacher, and ESL tutor, I provide online training, community education classes, private or group coaching, and workshops where attendees create simple photo and digital action plans.
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Fran McKinney
fran@franmckinney.com
715.341.7195
www.franmckinney.com

Fran has created books to "illustrate her songs from her award-winning CD".
These books are simplistic as well as engaging in their design and content.
The song lyrics are under each illustration so the child can "sing to read
and read to sing", a great approach to building early literacy skills!
When these books are used with the songs, learning becomes even
more dynamic!
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Honey Do Products
Kevin Rahn
1558 Thistle Lane
Shakopee, MN 55379
kevin.rahn@yahoo.com
952.381.7602
www.honeydoproducts.weebly.com

Honey Do Products designs, builds and sells early education products. Some of the products include: light tables, sensory tables, activity blocks and boards, scissor and marker caddies, magna tiles, blocks, x-rays, kids pipe kits and more!

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Katie and Company
Julie Torkelson
3955 Highland Drive
Shoreview, MN 55126
jtorkel2@aol.com
651.482.1481
katieandcompany.net

We sell flannel board packets to reinforce literacy and math.
CD's and puppets are also available.
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Let's Dig In
Richard and Sherry Ann Wolfer
952 Ravina Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
sherry@letsdigin.com
847.951.9037
www.letsdigin.com

We sell science items, math manipulatives, sensory items,
manipulatives, puppets and flannel board items.
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LuLaRoe Tiffany C - MN Chic Boutique
Tiffany Capouch
2712 Vale Crest Road
Crystal, MN 55422
lularoetiffanycapouch@gmail.com
612.810.0345
www.Facebook.com/LuLaRoeTiffanyCapouch

LuLaRoe has everything from dressing up, to dressing down, all while
being comfortable doing it! Patterns and fabrics are always changing,
only 5000 items are made with each print and fabric! Modest dresses,
skirts, leggings, tunics, kimonos, and baseball t-shirts are available in
sizes 00-26! Like it? Buy it! Love it? Host a party!
Gotta have it all? Ask me how!
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North Side Music
Colleen Hannafin
1314 Birch Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
salesNSM@gmail.com
715.552.1452
www.northsidemusicwi.com

Puppets, music CD's, DVD's, song cards with puppets and props.
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Oleanna Books
Susan Oleanna
P.O. Box 141020
Minneapolis, MN 55414
oleannabks@aol.com
612.722.5861

Carefully selected books for and about young children.
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Pampered Chef
Marilyn Utter
1420 Farmdale Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
marilynjutter@gmail.com
651.756.8344
www.pamperedchef.biz/marilynutter

The Pampered Chef offers quality kitchen equipment and
tools to make family meal time and prep more enjoyable!
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Prepare Parents, LLC
Linda Armas
2018 Park Lawn Place
Middleton, WI 53562
linda@prepareparents.com
608.576.6134
www.prepareparents.com

Prepare Parents, LLC offers parents and teachers tried-and-true strategies
that maintain harmonious relationships while steering children to get things
done! Services: family consulting, workshops, professional development
speaking engagements. Book: The Freedom of Routine by Linda E. Armas.
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Silkey Pets
Shelley Silkey
1112 College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
silkey.shelley@gmail.com
507.663.0001

Silkey Pets has created handmade puppets and learning tools
for over 40 years.
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The Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
715.832.5437
www.childrensmuseumec.com

Planetarium – Will be located in the foyer of the Heritage Hall building on April 20th and 21st from 9:00am to 4:00pm during the ECE Conference. Free and open to the public.

Be sure to experience an outta-this-world show with the Children's Museum of Eau Claire's Planetarium! Lie down under the stars and learn about our great galaxy in our inflatable Planetarium dome. We'll see what the sky will look like tonight according to our latitude/longitude. See the constellations, travel to a different planet or the moon, and watch as the video fills a screen 360 degrees around you!

Imagination Playground – Will be located just outside Heritage Hall on Friday, April 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm during the ECE Conference. Free and open to the public!

Imag PlaygroundThe large set of blue blocks includes bricks and cylinders, accented with chutes, channels and parts that suggest motion or connectivity. They inspire children to design their own inventions, environments and activities. These modular, rectilinear parts are easy to stack, line up and move around. Children enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and inventing their own games. Most importantly, they are deeply engaged, active and have hours of fun.
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Thirty-One Gifts
Laura Dahlke
Holmen, WI 54636
familygaltotes@gmail.com
507.219.1522
https://www.mythirtyone.com/lauradahlke
www.Facebook.com/Family Gal Totes


We offer solutions that make your life easier and more organized. We also love offering products that let you customize your look, your story, and your style. We have many items from utility totes and thermals to purses and home décor pieces and everything in between. Most items can be personalized to make them uniquely yours!
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Usborne Books
Liz Hawkinson
659 Wheelock Parkway West
St. Paul, MN 55117
liz@hawkinson.net
651.263.3939

www.usborneliz.com

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.
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UW-Stout Online, BS Early Childhood Education
Sandy White
Bank Building, 200 Main Street East
Menomonie, WI 54751
whites@uwstout.com
715.232.1610
www.uwstout.edu/de

The Customized Instruction Bachelor of Science in Special Education is an
online, degree completion program designed for working adults. This program
offers cross-categorical versatility by preparing 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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Young Living Essential Oils
Lorie Schreifels
17214 County Road 49
Cold Spring, MN 56320
lorie.schreifels@gmail.com
320.249.9460
yldist.com/farmwifeoils

Young Living Essential Oils is the world leader in essential oils because of
their Seed to Seal quality guarantee. We will share our experiences using
essential oils in our home. Essential oils used in daycare can help support
healthy immune systems and using aromatherapy can create a calming,
more relaxed environment. You can often use this purchase as a tax write off
as well. (Check with your accountant.)
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