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Early Learning Community

Menomonie Center Staff

Milestones Early Educational Community is a Nationally Accredited, five-star rated, Reggio Emilia inspired school in Menomonie, WI.

At Milestones Early Educational Community, we view each child as imaginative, independent, and eager to learn. Our goal is to inspire children to explore, question, and captain their learning journey, in a supportive and Christian environment. As a nationally accredited, five-star child care center located in Menomonie, WI, Milestones partners with the children to adapt the Reggio Emilia-inspired learning approach for our preschool curriculum.

Arnie Swoboda

Owner

Arnie has a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the University of WI – Eau Claire. He began his career in the Peace Corps, teaching English to middle and high schoolers in Romania. He has been teaching in the Chippewa Valley since 2007 and has loved every minute of it!

Kerry Swoboda

Owner

Kerry has a background in Social Work and Child Development and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of WI – Madison. As well as co-owning Milestones Early Educational Community with her husband, Arnie, she also works as a Social Worker in Eau Claire.

Jamie Saxton

Director

Jamie has completed Early Childhood Education classes at Chippewa Valley Technical College. She loves working with the children at Milestones because of their continued eagerness to learn new things every day.

Jackie Prudlow

Lead Teacher

Jackie has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite thing about working with the children at Milestones is watching the excitement and amazement of their faces as they discover something new.

Samantha Quinn

Lead Teacher

Samantha has an Associates Degree in Child Care Services from CVTC. She loves helping children grow and develop as they come into their own personality, and helping mold the young minds to achieve their full potential.

Jennifer Wilson

Lead Teacher

Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of WI – Stout. Her favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn and grow.

Sarah Woodford

Lead Infant Teacher

Sarah has an Associate’s Degree in Child Care and Development from WITC – New Richmond. She loves working with children and watching them grow, learn, and explore new things everyday.

Karen Kuehl

Cook/Assistant Teacher

Karen has completed Early Childhood classes and continuing education credits. She loves having the opportunity to work with all ages of children at Milestones Early Education Community, and she enjoys helping them learn new things!

Sabrinna Bowe

4K Assistant

Sabrinna has her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from CVTC. She loves being able to watch the children grow and achieve new milestones as they develop.

Kelli Schindler

Lead Teacher

Kelli has an associates degree in Early childhood education from CVTC and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from UW-stout. Her favorite thing about working with children is getting to watch them learn and grow each and every day.

Katie Govin

Assistant Teacher

Katie graduated from University of Wisconsin- Stout with a Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Services with a concentration in Disability Sciences. Her favorite part of working with children is the unpredictability each day brings. You will likely find her snuggling infants, building towers with the toddlers, or in the middle of a dodgeball game with the school-age kiddos!

Mark Field

Assistant Teacher

Mark has completed courses from both Hamline university as well as UW Stout. His favorite part of working with children seeing their growth and helping them achieve their goals.

Raelynn Konobeck

Lead Teacher

Raelynn is currently taking credits in Early Childhood Education. She loves watching children grow and learn and experience new things.

Avery Eilenfeldt

Assistant Teacher

Avery is currently attending UW Stout and taking early childhood classes. She loves working with children, hearing their stories, and watching how excited they can get about the things they love.

Briana Hunt

Assistant Teacher

Briana has a degree in Rehabilitation Services and is currently pursuing her Masters in School Counseling. She loves seeing the excitement on a child’s face when they learn something new or make a discovery.

Morgen Gyger

Assistant Teacher

Morgen is currently a student at UW Stout working towards her Early Childhood Education degree. She enjoys watching the children grow physically and academically in a positive way.

Kirsten Vorvick

Lead Teacher

Kirsten loves getting to know each child and figuring out how they learn best. She loves hearing their colorful stories about themselves and their families.

Kailey Swarts

Assistant Teacher

Kailey is working towards her degree in Business Marketing at UW Stout. She loves hearing the children’s imaginative thoughts and conversations. She loves it when a child finally “gets it” and you see them light up.

Brenna Barwald

Assistant Teacher

Brenna is currently a student at UW Stout working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves the way the minds of little children work and she enjoys watching them grow to the fullest potential.

Harlee Quilling

Assistant Teacher

Harlee loves working with children because it is so rewarding. She enjoys watching the children grow as individuals and figure out who they are going to become.

Ashlee Spicer

Assistant Teacher

Ashlee enjoys being able to see the world through the eyes of a child by working closely with young children. She loves watching each child grow into their own, unique individual.

Kali Saxton

Assistant Teacher

Kali has taken several early childhood and infant and toddler classes throughout her education. She loves to watch them grow and she really enjoys how each day working with children brings something new.

Leigha Prudlow

Assistant Teacher

Leigha has taken some early childhood education classes throughout her education. She loves the excitement on the children's faces when she enters the classroom and she enjoys watching them grow.

Allora Windsor

Assistant Teacher

Sarah Peterson

LeadTeacher

Kelci Groskreutz

Assistant Teacher

Kelci has a 2 year degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves how different each child is from one another and she enjoys being able to make a positive mark in each of their lives.

Sydney Reisner

Assistant Teacher

Sydney is currently working toward her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from UW-Stout. She loves the positive environment children create and she loves to watch them grow.

Joplin Peterson

Assistant Teacher

Joplin loves seeing the smiles on the children's faces and learning all of their amazing personalities. She feels children make life much more Joyful.

Brianne Rehak

Assistant Teacher

Brianne has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and is currently attending UW Stout to obtain her master's degree in school counseling. She loves watching the children grow as they learn to use their new skills.

Lauren Ek

Assistant Teacher

Lauren loves working with children because she gets to see so many smiles each day. She loves making connections with the children and sharing in their successes.

Abbi Fregine

Assistant Teacher

Abbi is a senior in high school and is planning to attend college at either River Falls or Stevens Point. She enjoys working with children because you can make such a positive impact in their lives as you help them learn and grow.

Lindsey Rogers

4K Teacher

Lindsey holds her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her 15 years of working with children her favorite part is watching them learn and grow through the school year.

Grace Crowley

Assistant Teacher

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