Updated: Feb 9
Infant and Child Sleep Consultant Erin Meinel has been working with children throughout her career as a professional educator. After studying early childhood development and education, she graduated from Viterbo University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She is a professionally licensed teacher in the state of Wisconsin, which allows her to work with children from birth through age eleven.
While completing her degree, Erin worked in area child care centers and as a paraprofessional, serving children with special needs. This work provided excellent experience that she was able to take with her into her future classroom.
Since becoming an early childhood educator, Erin has worked primarily as a kindergarten teacher, but also as a preschool director and 4K teacher. She currently teaches at a private academy in Southeastern Wisconsin.
After the birth of her son, Erin experienced firsthand the challenges of becoming a new parent and the lack of sleep that comes with those first few weeks of having a newborn. Through research and surfing the web, Erin found Dana Obleman’s Sleep Sense program. She immediately purchased the book to help her child get the sleep he so badly needed. Within a few nights, her baby, and she and her husband(!) were all getting the sleep they needed - the baby to grow and flourish, and the parents to be their absolute best selves for raising and taking care of him.
Now, Erin’s dream is to help other parents overcome their children’s sleep challenges to promote lifelong health and wellness. Erin has been personally trained by Dana Obleman, the creator of the Sleep Sense Program, whose methods have been used worldwide by more than 30,000 families to quickly and easily solve their children’s sleep problems. Erin is certified by Dana Obleman to teach the Sleep Sense Method to local parents.