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 skills, cause and effect, as well as small muscle and large muscle development and cognitive skills.

Ashlie Gera-Honeybees (2)Ashlie

My name is Ashlie and I am a teacher in the Honeybee classroom. I started working at The Learning Gardens in August of 2008. I have been teaching for nine years. I have an associate’s degree from Madison Area Technical College and an Infant and Toddler Credential from University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  I live in Waunakee and have a cat named Ally.  In my free time I like to socialize with friends and family, bake, scrapbook, and I really enjoy being outside. I also play softball and like to babysit. If you ever need a babysitter give me a call because I would love to babysit. I look forward to working with you and your child.




Hello!  My name is Jacqui and I am one of the Honeybee Teachers.   I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Madison College and are a level 12 on The Registry.  I also love to use my Spanish education whenever I can in the classroom.  I have two beautiful children named, Harris & Evelyn who also attend The Learning Gardens.  They are twins and keep my husband and myself on our toes.  What I love most about my time at The Learning Gardens is the atmosphere and energy.  Children are happy, always learning and wanting to explore.  





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