Child Care Continuing Education

Meet your continuing education requirements OR enroll for personal interest. ALL are welcome!

Seminar TitleDateTimeClass #FeeRoom
Understanding Adverse Childhood ExperiencesAug 31, 2020 (M)6:30 - 8:30 p.m.64752$25A224*
Farm to Early Childhood Education - 
Gardening and Cooking with Young Children
Sept 28, 2020 (M)6:30 - 8:30 p.m.64754$25A224*
Mindfulness and Me: Yoga with Young ChildrenNov 30, 2020 (M)6:30 - 8:30 p.m.64756$25**L177

*A224: Room A224 is in the Agriculture and Energy Building. Use West Campus Drive entrance.
*L177: Centennial Hall West is in the Lakeshore Building, lower level. Use East Campus Drive entrance.

Please have your Registry Number with you to receive credit.


Instructor bios


Course Descriptions

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are serious childhood traumas that can result in toxic stress. Prolonged exposure to ACEs can create toxic stress, which can damage the developing brain and body of children and affect overall health. Toxic stress may prevent a child from learning or playing in a healthy way with other children, and can cause long-term health problems.

Presenter: Katy Pruitt

Farm to Early Childhood Education - Gardening and Cooking with Young Children

Join Stefanie Bugasch Scopoline from Community Groundworks and the Wisconsin School Garden Network in an in-depth exploration of gardening in early childhood. Stef will lead the participants in hands-on gardening experiences, discussions on gardening in small spaces, ways to engage families in the garden, and share resources with educators that can be used directly in a classroom. Additionally, Stef will also discuss how farm to ECE addresses social and racial equity and provides opportunities for child development from social-emotional skills to cognitive thinking. She will also touch on how to use gardens as healing for children experiencing trauma. Whether you are a beginning gardener, prospective gardener, or seasoned veteran, all levels are welcome to attend, learn, and share! Farm to ECE is just plain fun so join us as we overcome fears and barriers to doing these activities and invite you to play along as well!

Presenter: Stefanie Bugasch Scopoline

Mindfulness and Me: Yoga with Young Children

Want to teach new gross motor activities as well as teach children self -regulation skills? Join us in this session to learn how to incorporate yoga into your childcare session. We will go through child-friendly yoga poses/moves, resources to use in the classroom, and learning tools for teaching children to practice yoga. Stephanie will go over techniques to teach children how to be mindful, as well as the correct breathing techniques when practicing yoga. 

Participants will be asked to try yoga poses out in the session, so please wear socks. Bring a towel or yoga mat if desired, but not required.

Presenter: Stephanie Winkel

About the Presenters

Katy Pruitt has worked with many diverse populations impacted by trauma, and the systems that serve them, since 1994.  For the last 11 years, Katy has partnered with many in Sheboygan County to better serve individuals and improve system responses. Katy became especially interested in understanding more about trauma and trauma informed care (TIC). Katy previously served as Director of Services of Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County and is currently Trauma Informed Care Coordinator for Sheboygan County Health and Human Services. She continues to work towards improving services and systems to better respond to the impacts of trauma not only for those served in our community, but also those professionals supporting and serving our community.  Katy completed a B.S.Ed. with special emphasis on nonviolence and community building and change, as well as completed a 2 year master’s program in Integrative Psychology focusing on the integrated healing of mind, body and spirit. 

Stefanie Bugasch Scopoline is the Outreach Specialist and Farm to ECE Trainer for Community GroundWorks and the Wisconsin School Garden Network. Originally from Minnesota, she grew up gardening and spending time outside in nature. After graduating from UW-Madison in Environmental Studies and International Studies, Stef worked with the organization Amir as Program Director to build summer camp gardens across the US and Canada. Through this position, Stef worked with children of all ages from 3-year-olds to college students, bringing garden-based education to all. Now, working for the Community GroundWorks, Stef continues to expand the reach of youth gardens to every school, early care and education center, and youth sites across the state of Wisconsin.

Stephanie Winkel is a nationally accredited family child care provider in Neenah, WI. In 2012, she graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood-Early Adolescence Education with a minor in Mathematics. After graduating, Stephanie opened up Twinkeling Stars Preschool and Child Care, an in-home child care licensed by Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Since opening her doors, Stephanie has become nationally accredited through NAFCC, a member of the WFCCA Board, received her Preschool Credential through UW-Platteville, and has become a certified Eco-Friendly Child Care. In addition, Stephanie has become a registry trainer in order to share her passion for teaching with other early childhood professionals. 


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