The Learning Gardens Child Development Center, a local leader in early childhood education and childcare, is a licensed and accredited center, receiving a 5-star rating from YoungStar. Through our infant, toddler, preschool, 4k, and school age programs, we work with and support families with infants as young as six weeks old up to age 10. At The Learning Gardens, we believe children thrive in the security and stimulation of a high-quality program which links families and the center together. In doing so, we accomplish our mission of ensuring children acquire the skills they need to become productive members of society. We believe young children learn best through active involvement in an environment which is caring, child-directed, developmentally appropriate, educationally enriching, and embracing diversity. Please see the wonderful environment we will provide your family by taking an in-person or virtual tour.

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Enroll Here

Enrolling is easy. Just email us your completed online enrollment form so we can get you started.

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School Age Drop-In Care Available

School Age Drop-In Care Available

The Learning Gardens is offering child care for your school age child during Madison Metropolitan School District breaks, teacher in-service, and teacher work days. The cost for the program is $60/day.*

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Schedule a tour

Schedule a tour

We are offering a wide variety of options for touring our school both virtually and in-person.
Come and see the many early childhood care/educational opportunities The Learning Gardens offers.

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TLG Family and Staff Thanksgiving Feast

Please join us for the TLG Family and Staff Thanksgiving Feast. Chef Alex is making the turkey, stuffing, and gravy. Please bring a dish to pass for up to 6 to 8 people. This is our fun way of getting to know every other better.  Families can meet, kids can play, you can ask your child’s teachers any questions you have, and, of course, WE FEAST! Please see the Family Newsletter for date, time, and details.

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Interested in being a 2022-2023 Parent Advisory Committee Member?

Parents – We are starting the 2022-2023 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings in November. If you are interested in being a member of the Committee, please click on the Read More Link to complete the member interest form. The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee is two-fold. First, to provide parents with a formal avenue of input into the program that is serving their young children in accordance with City of Madison Accreditation standards.  Second, to foster a sense of community within the center through the organization of center-wide activities.  Committee members will have an advisory role regarding, but not […]

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The Learning Gardens’ Family Open House

Please join us on November 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm for The Learning Gardens Open House.  It is the perfect opportunity to spend some time chatting with your children’s teachers, seeing what their classrooms are like, admiring their art work, and checking out the new playground equipment on the 2 year old playground.  We are excited to have you stop in!

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Halloween Festivities at The Learning Gardens

Halloween Week at the Learning Gardens… Monday, October 31st – Halloween – WE are so excited for another Halloween parade this year at The Learning Gardens! Don’t forget to send a costume with your kids that day so we can get your kids dressed and ready for the parade (no need to come in and help).  At 3:45, we will all parade outside in front of the building. The kids will come out the younger wing’s side and walk the side walk to the front office. Then you can meet them back in their classrooms for a little Halloween treat.  […]

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Smile – It’s School Picture Time!

Tuesday, October 25th is School Picture Day!   Andree Ring Photography will be here to capture your children’s biggest and best smiles.  Siblings photos can also be taken. To sign up for an individual or sibling photo session, please click the Read More link and fill out the sign-up form. Then all you need to do is have your child come to school dressed in your favorite outfit (and maybe bring an extra one as a spare) and we will take care of the rest! Photo gallery links will be sent to you via email the second week in November.  Ordering […]

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Chef Alex's Delicious and Nutritious Daily Menus

Chef Alex proudly provides each child with healthy and nutritious lunches and snacks to support their physical and mental development. The meals are prepared on site and the menu is designed to provide your child with a wide variety of well balanced, high quality foods each day.  It is his hope to provide life adventures through food by offering a myriad of different cuisines.  A morning snack, lunch meal and an afternoon snack is prepared for each of the Learning Garden's classrooms.  Please know he will take great care in any restrictions or allergies that your child has.