ECE Exhibitors

40th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference
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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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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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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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Fran McKinney & Friends
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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Katie and Company
Julie Torkelson
3955 Highland Drive
Shoreview, MN 55126
jtorkel2@aol.com
65.482.1481
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 Inn
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 during the ECE Conference.

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 during the ECE Conference.

The 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 Bags
Laura Dahlke
Rochester, MN
laurajdahlke@gmail.com
507.219.1522
www.mythirtyone.com/lauradahlke

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.

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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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