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My name is Gabriela, but please feel free to call me Gabby! I have worked in early childhood education for over 5 years now. During this time, I have enjoyed working in a variety of childcare environments, which has given me well-rounded experience I look forward to taking into this new
role. A little background on myself—I began my schooling in early childhood education at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. I graduated with my associate degree in May of 2014, and from there went on to obtain my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from UW-River Falls in August of 2018. Realizing how the world of childcare and education is constantly evolving,
I am always learning something new to better myself and ultimately provide
better education services to the children in my care. I am looking forward
to working to establish positive relationships with all parents and families.
I’ve been working at Little Sprouts for about a year and a half. I started out as an Assistant in the Mini Room and now worked my way up to Assistant Director. I have always had a passion for teaching working with kids! I am originally from Edgerton, Wisconsin and moved up to the Eau Claire area about two and a half years ago. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where I earned my
Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Master’s degree in Higher Education
Professional Development. While earning these degrees, I had the opportunity to take
on different leadership roles including coaching, tutoring, student advising, and
engaging in administrative duties. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to take over this important position and continue helping Little Sprouts grow its roots in this community. I’m excited to work alongside Ms. Gabby and share our talents with you and the staff.
I started working at Little Sprouts in May of 2016. I am from Menomonie, WI and my knowledge with Early Childhood Education comes from having three children of my own. I enjoy working with children because children are our future and it is our responsibility to raise them into adults who do good in the world. When I have free time I like to do anything outside with my kids, go biking, blading, hiking, etc.
I started at Little Sprouts in October, 2017. I am from Boyceville, WI. My experience with children comes from my mother-in-law who has an in-home daycare. I enjoy working with children because they always put a smile on my face. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family.
Ms. Teresa (Assistant Teacher)
I started working at Little Sprouts in September, 2014. I am from Wisconsin Rapids and moved to Spring Valley, Wisconsin in 2007 where I now live with my husband of 22 years and our 3 children ages 12, 15 & 17. My knowledge with Early Childhood Education comes from my childcare services education I received at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids with a diploma in 1991 with high honors. I have worked in 3 childcare centers before starting my family, after which I provided in-home childcare for 4 years. I enjoy working with children because they are so amazing to watch as they learn and grow; way too fast I might add! They are little beams of light that spread joy to those around them and I love to be in that light! It is so rewarding to see them as they explore and experience new things in their world and watch them as they light up with excitement as they learn and grow. When I have free time I like to spend time with my family, go fishing, golfing and camping…just enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. I'm not a fan of winter, so when that comes I stay inside and exercise to keep warm or curl up with my 2 cats named Rascal & Valentine…I love animals just as much as children! God’s gifts!!
Ms. Erin (Lead Teacher)
I started at Little Sprouts in May, 2018. I am from Neillsville, WI. My experience comes from many years of teaching! I enjoy working with children because they are so curious and excited to learn. When I have free time, I like to read, hike, spend time with family or my cat!
Ms. Darci (Assistant teacher)
I started working at Little Sprouts in August 2019. I'm from Menomonie, Wisconsin. My knowledge of early education come from when I started helping with kids programs at church and babysitting as a teenager, then started teaching Jr. Church and Sunday School which I still love to do! I completed two years of Elementary Education classes, student taught a class for two semesters and am currently taking Early Childhood classes online. I enjoy working with children because they're so excited about each new day, and everything is an adventure! I love to keep them excited about learning and exploring. In my free time I like to GO OUTSIDE! Go for walks, Enjoy bonfires with family and friends, working outdoors, gardening, four wheeling, horseback riding, volleyball, playing piano and flute in church. I also like to be creative- scrapbooking, card making; and baking treats for family and friends!
Ms. Corrina (Lead)
I started at Little Sprouts in August, 2018. I am from Underwood, Minnesota. My experience comes from my mother and little brother and sister. I enjoy working with kids because they help me grow as person with being kind and helpful. In my free time I like to learn about makeup, and any form of art.
Ms. Cassie (Assistant Teacher)
I started working at Little Sprouts in December 2019. I'm from Menomonie, Wisconsin. I went to school at UW-River Falls for elementary education with a minor in early childhood. I had to take a break after 3 years into college to stay home and raise our girls . I have done in home care now for the past 8 years with some amazing families. In my free time I foster for an animal rescue called Lucky Paws Midwest animal rescue. I love doing adoption events! As a family, we like to be outside and I enjoy going horse back riding.
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Ms. Taylor (Lead)
I started working at Little Sprouts August 2014. I was born in the Twin Cities area, but more recently I call Menomonie home. My knowledge with Early Childhood Education comes from 2 years of being a nanny, 3 years of volunteering in my church nursery, teaching Sunday School and taking Early Childhood classes. I enjoy working with children because of their desire to learn and their ability to love. They are willing to try new things and learn from those experiences. They adore you no matter what and never cease to put a smile on my face. When I have free time I like to cook, bake, be outside, horseback ride, read, go shopping, and watch hockey.
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Ms. Robyn (Assistant Teacher)
I started working at Little Sprouts in July, 2017. I am from Elmwood, WI. I have experience babysitting. I enjoy working with children because I feel that it is very rewarding and it is amazing to watch them grow and learn each day. In my free time I also like to read and write.
Ms. Emily (Lead Teacher)
I started at Little Sprouts in August, 2018. I am from Antigo, WI. My experience comes from my family fostering kids and babysitting.I enjoy working with kids because they are so innocent and enthusiastic! In my free time I like to sew, embroider, and read.
Ms. Bethany (Assistant Teacher)
I started at Little Sprouts in October 2019. I'm from Menomonie, Wisconsin. My experience working with kids comes for spending a lot of time teaching and learning about kids in the classroom. My passion for working with kids comes from surrounding myself around kids at young age to better understand their learning experiences. In my free time I enjoy painting and reading.
Ms. Alexis (Lead)
I started at Little Sprouts in September, 2018.I am from Eau Claire, WI. I have an associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children because they are fun and lighthearted. They never fail to put a smile on my face and knowing I am apart of their growth is very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy being with friends and family as well as spending time up north at my family’s cabin.
Ms. Kim (Lead)
I started working at Little Sprouts February 14, 2013. I am from McLean, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and home of the CIA! I moved to Menomonie in 1997. My knowledge of Early Childhood Education comes from college coursework at Virginia Tech, in Education and Family and Child Development; experience working in the field of childcare; from raising and homeschooling my own five children, and current enrollment at CVTC for a preschool credential. I enjoy working with young children because they are so responsive to both warmth and instruction. Their zest for discovery, for loving connection, and for having FUN makes them GREAT company with which to spend my days! When I have free time I like to read, cook, garden, and hang out with my family and friends.
Ms. Sherry (Assistant Teacher)
I started working at Little Sprouts in November, 2016. I am from Menominee, MI. My knowledge with Early Childhood Education comes from working at the boys and girls club for over 14 years, substitute teaching for 3 years, home schooling my son, and being a parent educator for 3 years. I also have a degree in Art Education from National College of Education in Evanston, IL. I enjoy working with children because they love exploring the world around them. When I have free time I like to paint, sew, spending time with my husband and being out in the forest.
Ms. Patty (Lead Teacher)
I started working at Little Sprouts in August 2019. I grew up in Crystal, MN but have spent my entire adult life living in Wisconsin! I graduated from UWEC with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education. I also have a Master's Degree from UW-Stout in Early Childhood.
I enjoy working with children because they inspire me to do my very best. In my free time I like to spend time with my family, read, float on our pontoon, learn, take pictures, shop for antiques and sew.
Ms. Amy (Assistant Teacher)
I started working at Little Sprouts in January 2015. I am originally from Milwaukee, WI. I moved to Menomonie to attend the University of WI-Stout where I met my husband. We live in Menomonie and have 2 children ages 17 and 19. My knowledge with Early Childhood Education comes from my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of WI Stout. I also was a pre-school teacher at a daycare and at Menomonie Head Start. I enjoy working with children because they are so full of energy and curiosity. They are so eager to learn and I love to see their excitement when they master a new skill. When I have free time I like spending time with my family, camping, exercising and shopping.
Ms. Kalee (Lead)
I started at Little Sprouts in August, 2017. I am from Menomonie, WI. My experience with children comes from growing up with young children, my cousins and their children, many years of babysitting, spending time in my mom's special education classroom, and of course, my nieces and nephews! I enjoy working with children because they are each so unique and we, as adults, have so much we can learn from them. In my spare time I like to play clarinet, piano, violin, and baritone ukulele. I also love to knit, sew, read, cook and bake, ride bike, and practice karate.
I started at Little Sprouts July, 2018. My knowledge about children comes from my coursework at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Superior, as well as babysitting my niece and nephews. They are so much fun! They are spontaneous, love to explore, and are willing to try new things. It is amazing watching them grow and shape into smart individuals. I like to spend time with my family and dogs, cook, exercise, and travel.
I started at Little Sprouts in August, 2018. I am from Menomonie, WI. My experience comes from Courses with Networx LLC. I enjoy working with children because they light up your day no matter how you're feeling. They get so excited when they've learned something knew. It's great to see their faces when they're proud of themselves. When I'm free, I like to spend it with my daughters biking, walking, or just playing games.
I started at Little Sprouts in February, 2018. My knowledge comes from UW- Stout. I enjoy working with children because they are always teaching me new things. I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and friends.
I started at Little Sprouts April, 2018. My knowledge about children comes from babysitting. They always have a way of making a person smile! I like to read, be in the sun, take pictures.
I started at Little Sprouts January, 2019. I'm from Minneapolis. My knowledge about children comes from babysitting and school. I enjoy working with children becaus they are curious and excited to learn about life! When I am free, I like to spend time with friends, go out to eat, watch Netflix.
I started at Little Sprouts in July 2019. I'm from River Falls, WI. My knowledge of Early Childhood Education comes from taking classes at CVTC. I'm very passionate about working with children. In my free time I like to spend time outside and going on hikes.
I started at Little Sprouts in September 2019. I'm from Appleton, WI. My knowledge of Early Childhood Education comes from undergraduate coursework, internships, and continuing education courses. I enjoy working with children because kids have such interesting and fresh perspectives and I really enjoy getting to see things through their new lens! In my free time I like to Grab coffee with friends, read for pleasure, or hammock in a park!