Sweet Peas

We believe that children learn the most through active learning experiences based in play. Children learn with the support of adults and their peers. Each area of our room is arranged with specific academic and social learning experiences in mind. These experiences provide a challenge for varying ability levels along with the opportunity for success on any level. In the Sweet Pea classroom, we encourage and teach the children self help skills and independence. At meal times the children may dish themselves up, pass the serving bowls or pour themselves milk. The children are encouraged to put on their own socks, shoes and coats. The children wash their own hands and faces and work towards using the bathroom with minimal assistance.


My name is Caroline and I am thrilled to be joining your community as a lead teacher in the Sweet Pea room. I moved to Madison, WI last August.   I was born and raised just north of the city of Atlanta, GA. I attended Louisiana State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Administration.   Additionally, I am a certified American Red Cross Instructor and certified Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid provider, I highly value safety and security. I love interacting with students in an imaginative way that fosters both growth and exploration. Fun fact about me is I love to craft! I design door wreaths and really enjoy all the glitter that comes with it!!

I was drawn towards The Learning Gardens for a multitude of reasons. The level of professionalism and organizational standards of the administration, facility and staff blew me away. The evidence of active parent involvement through the PAC is very impressive. I believe it is so important for educators and parents to have an open line of communication and the tools to do so.



Hello families! My name is Elle  and I’m so excited to start my new journey at The Learning Gardens with you all! My husband and I just moved to Madison from Ames, IA.  We both LOVE the outdoors and I have recently picked up water painting as a fun leisure activity. Now that we’ve moved to Wisconsin I’m sure eating fried cheese curds will be my next favorite leisure activity!

The past 2 and a half years I’ve worked at the lead teacher for the 3-4-year-old classroom. I am very interested in family dynamics and what makes a child who they are. One key skill I feel is very important to teach in preschool are the social-emotion skills they need to exceed in the classroom, at the playground, at home, and beyond! I have years of experience and professional trainings that help me teach these skills to our awesome kiddos. I, also, believe a healthy parent-teacher relationship is key to ensuring the best education and learning environment for the children. I’m so excited to learn about each and everyone one of your families and to watch your child grow this next year!


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