Introductions are always a good place to start!
Hi, I’m Katie!
I wanted to use my first blog on the TLC page as a place to introduce myself. I live in Ralston, Nebraska with my husband Kent, our son Weston (7 months old) and our dog, Tilly. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education, working as a teacher with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and children with special needs, as a director and for the state licensing office. I now work for Nebraska Extension with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as an Extension Educator. My job is to utilize research based information to develop programs and help connect people to the resources they need relating to caring for children ages 0 – 8. My extensive background in working with young children gives me a unique perspective on the experiences I now have as a mother. In addition to my roles as mom, wife, and Extension Educator, I also am working on a PhD in early childhood at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and try to get out to a local stable to ride horses in my ‘spare’ time! Oh, and Kent and I are remodeling our 1922 home in Ralston! So we have a LOT going on, and it’s a blast J.
I am really looking forward to sharing stories about Weston as he learns and grows that are both from a child development perspective, and from the ‘mom’ perspective! For now, I will leave you with his most recent picture, his ‘7 month’ photo! Yes, he’s got lots of healthy baby rolls.
Image source: Katherine Krause
KATHERINE KRAUSE, EXTENSION EDUCATOR | THE LEARNING CHILD
Peer Reviewed by Lynn DeVries, Extension Educator, The Learning Child and Lisa Poppe, Extension Educator, The Learning Child
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