To learn, a child must be able to play. By allowing a child to interact with items in their environment through play, the child will discover their environment on a personal level.  This will create an atmosphere of learning that will span the disciplines that will be needed in the future to become a productive person in life.  Through play a child learns math, science, vocabulary, social skill, cause and effect, as well as small muscle and large muscle development and cognitive skills.


Hello, my name is Stephanie. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have been working with students for five years in the classroom and as a history tour guide at the Wisconsin Historical Museum for school groups. I am passionate about early childhood education because I believe it creates the foundation of a student’s future academic success. I appreciate the positive and welcoming environment that The Learning Gardens provides, and I am very excited to join the staff and get back into the classroom. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and working on DIY crafts and projects.

Favorite Education quote: “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth” -John F. Kennedy



Hello! I am Kathryn and I am very excited to join The Learning Garden family and to take part in their mission. I look forward to playing and laughing and watching the children grow, I feel as much as they will learn from me I can also learn from them. I graduated from Madison College with an Associates Degree in Human Services. I was a volunteer and an intern throughout my schooling with Madison College at Head Start. I also have volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club, working with the teens for the past two years. I am ecstatic about this new experience! I have a huge heart for children and helping people in general, it truly makes my heart smile knowing I have an opportunity to be a tool in assisting each child in their development. I look forward to growing together.

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