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Joy Kent


My Story

Hello! My name is Joy Kent. I have really enjoyed working at Storybook since August of 2022!  I have a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and have done parent education, in-home day care, and have worked in center-based care like Story Book. I also taught English Language Learners, which I also enjoyed.

My husband and I have 4 girls with quite a range of ages: 17 (a senior this year!), 10, 8, and 3. I like being in the outdoors-camping, biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming etc.  I also enjoy reading when I can find the time and love to explore museums, botanical gardens, zoos etc with my kiddos.

My Education and Training

Degrees and Credentials:

  • B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, UW Madison, 2004


  • Infant/Toddler Education:

    • Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale -3 (ITERS)

    • Passport to Early Childhood Education: Teacher and Staff Orientation, Infant and Toddler Development

  • Social/Emotional Education and Inclusion Trainings:

    • Using AAC and AT in the Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: From Engagement to Literacy and Beyond

  • General Child Care Education and Trainings:

    • First Aid and CPR

    • Universal Precautions for Early Childhood

    • Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting

    • Essentials Child Care Preservice Series

    • Hands-on, Minds-on Aquaponics

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

    • Early Childhood Philosophy "Speed Dating”

    • Passport to Early Childhood Education: Teacher and Staff Orientation

    • Circle of Security Classroom

    • One Team, One Dream

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

    • Transitioning from the Very Start (0-5)

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Education:

    • Learning REALLY is connected to Movement

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