Katy Brechlin

Katy Brechlin

Instructional Specialist, 4K Teacher
1300 Linden Dr
608-263-4093 ext. 205

Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.

– Fred Rogers

The lifelong love of learning: That is what has guided me through my journey to my home at the Child Development Lab. It’s what has inspired me to become a teacher, to challenge myself in continuing to grow as a teacher, and to help others grow. That was also when I realized that I love working with preschoolers. I started at the Child Development Lab in 2012, teaching in the Fox Room (ages 3-5) and have since moved to teaching 4K in the Otter Room (ages 3-5) where I am continuing my lifelong journey of learning.

Child Development Lab

See Katy's classroom, the Otter Room, where children 3-5 years old are cared for.
Otter Room

• Elementary Education Major, Early Childhood Minor, & Special Education Minor from UW-Platteville
• Elementary Regular Education Teacher License – Ages Birth to Age 11.
• Adaptive Education License – Ages Birth to Age 11.
• I’ve been teaching at UW Child Development Lab since 2012 and have been teaching since 2009.
• I have worked at Learning Gardens and Academy for Little Learners.
• I have been working on an Add-On Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education–ages birth through 8. Anticipated completion Spring 2018.

  • I have been focusing on Nature Based Inquiry
  • I incorporate Mindfulness and Yoga into the classroom and nature experiences for children.
  • Skills working with college students as teacher assistants and through course work.
  • I love spending time with my husband, Tim, and exploring new places with him.
  • I love snuggling with my cat, Cherry, and my dog, Iris.
  • I love being a part of nature and spending time hiking in the woods at my cabin.
  • I have taken up photography as a hobby and have been working on developing my photography skills in my free time.
  • I enjoy occasionally experimenting with painting, drawing, and other artistic outlets.
  • I enjoy crocheting and have been learning how to knit.