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The Dew Drop Room

AGES: Young Toddlers 22-32 months by September 1

The Dew Drop is WECP’s newest addition! We are excited to offer a classroom for “transitioning two’s”, children who are not quite 2 or have just turned 2 years of age.  As in all our classrooms, the Dew Drops focus on inclusive experiences in the areas of play, science, numbers and letters, nature, independence, learning routines and expectations all with loving guidance to ensure the important development of empathy and compassion. Our Dew Drop Room is a perfect combination of our Sunshines and our Clouds! As of July 2020, we are in the process of welcoming 1 new lead teacher and 2 assistant teachers to our new classroom.  We are excited to see our WECP family growing!  Stay tuned to welcome our new team members.  🙂

Dew Drop Teachers

Lisa Marie Carilli-McCord

Position title: Teacher

Hi, I am Lisa Marie Carilli-McCord and I have been working in the field of early childhood for the past 36 years.  All of the settings have been on college campuses; UW Stevens Point, Madison College (Truax site) and here at the Waisman Early Childhood Program for the past 30 years.

I am currently a Sunshine Room Teacher (10 years).  I have worked in many other classrooms and I have also done administrative work throughout my years here at WECP.  I have an Associate Degree from Madison Collage in Child Care and Development.

Other than working, my husband (Randy) and I enjoy spending our time at car shows / swap meets in our 1956 Ford Thunderbird.  We have two male Tabby Cats that supply much laughter and enjoyment.  They are my boys and are very spoiled.  When I have time I so enjoy working in the yard (gardening) and sitting on the deck watching the birds and reading. I am also a huge Bucky Badger, and UW Marching Band fan.

Laurie Janutolo

Position title: Assistant Teacher

Hi, I’m Laurie Janutolo I work in the Dew Drop room as the assistant teacher. I went to Madison college for my teacher certification.  I have been working with children for 19 years.  The past 5 years, I have had the opportunity to work with children with special needs, in the classroom, in small groups and as 1:1 support. When not at work, I love to be outside when it’s warm. I also love spending time with my three beautiful daughters.



Maddie Kooima

Position title: Assistant Teacher

My name is Maddie Kooima. I recently graduated from UW Eau Claire with a degree in communication sciences and disorders where I plan to go on to graduate school for speech pathology. I swam for the university and continue to have fun spending my time at the pool teaching swim lessons and as an assistant swim coach in Madison. Some of my favorite memories from my time in Eau Claire come from volunteering in youth ministry at my church and my time spent as a Special Olympics swim coach. I spent this past summer in Colorado as a camp counselor where I oversaw safety and exciting outdoor activities for my campers. In my free time I enjoy hiking, watching sunrises/sunsets, and playing cribbage. I am very excited to continue working with kiddos and to work with the team at WECP!