Career Opportunities


Teaching Positions

Building Support Teachers: 8:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (currently interviewing; this position is full-time)

Toddler Unit Teacher: 8:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (currently interviewing; this position is full-time)

Spanish Teacher:  9:00-11:30 a.m. (currently interviewing; this position is part-time)

What We Do

  • The Learning Gardens provides exceptional child care and leads the field in early childhood education.

Your Role

  • Maintains an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family
  • Encourages each child’s family to be actively involved in our program
  • Promotes feelings of security and trust in toddlers
  • Greets infants and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning and afternoons
  • Create rich learning experiences and opportunities for growth
  • Document milestones and celebrate successes with parents
  • Attends all training opportunities and staff meetings as provided and scheduled

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • A love for children is of utmost priority
  • Ideal candidates would hold either an associate or bachelor degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • Previous knowledge and experience regarding City of Madison Accreditation standards
  • Well-versed understanding of Wisconsin Department of Children & Families licensing rules
  • Child and infant CPR/AED
  • Child and infant First Aid
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome training
  • Child Abuse & Neglect certification
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome training

Standout Candidates

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Energetic personality
  • Open communication skills
  • Willingness to support and join an outstanding team

Why The Learning Gardens

  • Child care discount
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • 401K with employer contribution,
  • Generous PTO package,
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Gorgeous work environment
  • Team atmosphere with

Want to Know More?

  • Visit our fantastic website to learn more www.learninggardens.com
  • Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/The-Learning-Gardens-583146418407714/ We are an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply!

Please send a resume to Hope Wakeley or Rachel Hess, Co-Executive Director at hwakeley@learninggardens.com or rhess@learninggardens.com in order to be considered for any position. 

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Applicants must send a current resume to Hope Wakeley or Rachel Hess at hwakeley@learninggardens.com or rhess@learninggardens.com to be considered for any position.


Employment Forms & Resources

Application for Employment:  employment-application

Wisconsin Department of Child and Families Group Child Care Licensing Rule Book:  licensing-manual

City of Madison Child Care Accreditation Standards:  standardsrevision

Staff Record:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0053.pdf

Background Disclosure Form:  background-disclosure-form

How to Schedule a Fieldprint Livescan Appointment:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccregulation/cbc/how-to-employees.pdf

Staff Orientation Checklist:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/2255.pdf

Staff Continuing Education Record:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0053a.pdf

Staff Health Report:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0054.pdf

Staff-To-Child Ratio Worksheet:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0078.pdf

It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/publications/pdf/0101.pdf

Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System; Mandated Reporter Online Training:  http://wcwpds.wisc.edu/mandatedreporter/

New York Loves Safe Babies:  http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/prevention/tips.asp

Safe Sleep for your Baby: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/Documents/Safe_Sleep_Baby_English.pdf 

American Red Cross; First Aid, CPR & AED:  http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m55540601_FA-CPR-AED-Part-Manual.pdf

Basic First Aid:  http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/555

Best Practices; Child Guidance:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/guiding-behavior-toddlers.pdf

Diapering & Handwashing:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/diapering.pdf

Handwashing:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p42052.pdf

Wisconsin Childhood Communicable Disease Chart:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p44397.pdf

Ages & Stages; Newborn through Eleven Years:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/ages-and-stages.pdf