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Lily Rathmacher


My Story

Hello my name is Lily Rathmacher. I have worked at Story Book since August 2019.  I have lived in Story City my whole life. When not at work you could see me reading, coloring, knitting, making friendship bracelets and hanging out with family and friends. I also like helping and going to church.

My Education and Training

Degrees and Credentials: 

  • University of Iowa, UI REACH program(Aug 2016-May 2018)


  • Infant/Toddler Education:

    • Shining a Light on Infant and Toddler Investigation

    • From Cozy Corner to Regulation Station: Helping Toddlers Self- Regulate

  • Behavior Management Education:

    • The Environment as the Third Teacher: Reawakening the Creative energy in Your Classroom

  • Curriculum/​Assessment Education:

    • Iowa Early Learning Standards (IELS)​

    • 5 Simple Steps for Early Literacy, Connecting Early Education to Families

  • Social/Emotional Education and Inclusion Trainings:

    • Circle of Security Classroom

    • Connections Matter

    • Self-Regulation vs Compliance: Considerations to Help Neurodivergent Children in Our Programs

  • General Child Care Education and Trainings:​

    • Essentials Child Care Preservice Series

    • First Aid and CPR

    • Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting

    • Universal Precautions for Child Care

    • New Staff Orientation Training

    • A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything

    • One Team, One Dream

    • Happiness is running through the streets to find you even during a pandemic

    • Putting Down What You Are Carrying...& Preparing For The Task At Hand!

    • Building Resilience Through Storybooks

    • Every Moment Matters

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Education:

    • CACFP Meaningful Mealtimes

    • Dirt Made My Lunch

    • Feeding Infants in the CACFP, Lessons 1-10

    • Learning REALLY IS Connected to Movement (0-5)

    • Nature Classroom

    • 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count: Supporting Physical Activity in ECE Settings

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