Early Childhood Trainings

Contact Kim for information on how to book a training for your organization.  Pre-approved topics are available or training can be customized to fit your needs.   A minimum of 30 days notice is required in order to request an Event ID from the Early Childhood Training Center for trainings to be approved in Nebraska.   Kim has presented at numerous national, state and local events including the National Association for Family Child Care annual conference, Nebraska State Reading Association annual conference, and Nebraska Family Child Care Association’s Provider’s Day Out conferences.  Kim was a longtime member of Caring Providers in Family Daycare (Lincoln, NE), Omaha Area Child Care Providers, ChildCare Share and a founding member of Area Childcare Educators Support – ACES (Omaha metro area).  

Approved to teach all seven domains of the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines!

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Creative Arts
  • Health and Physical Development
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social and Emotional Development

Additional ​Current Training Topics Available Upon Request:

  • Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness in the Family Child Care Setting
  • Books Cook
  • Creative Arts: Taking the ELGs to the Next Level
  • Let’s Get Growing
  • Look What I Found! (using upcycled materials)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock! Language and Literacy Around the Clock
  • Making Lemonade from Lemons (resiliency)
  • More Than Math
  • Using Language and Literacy Around the Clock
  • STEM Stations

Child Care Consultation:
Kim is available to consult on a variety of child care or early childhood related topics.  Consultation can involve phone calls, email, on-site visits, sharing materials, or a combination of these. Contact Kim on how she can help you strive to reach your goals!

M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction – Early Childhood Education from Concordia University – Portland

B.S. in Psychology and Political Science from the University
​of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Little About Kim:

I’m a lifelong Nebraskan (5th generation, in fact!)  and a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  I’ve been in the early childhood arena for over 20 years, operating a state licensed family child care program during that time.   In 1996, I was elected to the State Board of Education where I served District 1 for eight and a half years.  I’ve been active in many professional organizations including Nebraska Family Child Care Association, the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young  Children and served at the pleasure of Governor on the Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council.   In 2015, I began participating in Nebraska’s Step Up To Quality QRIS project and was rated a Step 5 program in August of 2016.   I’m the proud mom of five children, including an Airman in the United States Air Force.   In my “free” time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking and spending time with my family.  img-3722.jpg