About Nancy

Hi, I’m Nancy Storkel, the provider/owner of Learning Ladder Family Daycare.  I have been in the childcare business for 15 years. Operating my family childcare buisness, since 2008.  I offer a nurturing and educational program for children from infants through Kindergarten.

I am married to Shannon and we have three dogs, KC,  Ellie and Bristol.  Shannon is a huge part of the daycare, helping whenever his time permits or when he arrives home from his job.  KC and Ellie are the official greeters and ‘janitors’.  Bristol is just a puppy, so she is in everyone’s business.


 Nancy’s Accomplishments and Education:

  • Licensed family childcare provider since 2008
  • Infant, child and adult CPR certified with AED certification
  • Certified in First Aid
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program with Western Dairyland since 2008
  • Preschool Credentials through NWTC – Green Bay 2012
  • Family Childcare Credential – UW-Platteville 2015
  • Infant Toddler Credential – UW-Platteville 2017
  • Level 11 on Wisconsin Registry
  • Trainer for Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and Sudden Infant Death (SIDS)
  • 3 Star Provider – YoungStar Program

UW-Platteville – Infant /Toddler Credential – Received Credential April 2017

  • Family and Community Relations
  • Group Care for infant and toddlers
  • Capstone – Infant and Toddler Capstone

UW-Platteville – Family Childcare Credential:  Received Credential September 2015

  • Curriculum for Family Childcare
  • Special Topics in Family Childcare
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • Capstone Course – Family Childcare Credential

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College: Received Credential 2012

  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Guiding Children Behavior
  • Art, Music and Language Arts
  • Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Child Development
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Preschool Capstone to receive my Preschool Credentials

Western Technical College:

  • Introduction to Childcare Profession Mod A
  • Fundamentals of Family child care
  • Skills and Strategies of a Child Care Teacher

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standard

Ages and Stages I and  Stages II

CSEFEL (Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning)

Wisconsin Early Care and Education Physical Activity Training

Scan-Mrt (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Mandatory Reporter Training)

Certificates I have received:

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • SIDS
  • Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 0-2
  • Early Childhood Licensing Basic Ages 3-5
  • Early Childhood:  Foundations Certificate
  • Early Childhood:  The Preschool Certificate

I have over 800 hours of continuing educations classes since opening the Learning Ladder Family Daycare, at my home in 2008.