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.


Katie, Honeybee Teacher

Hello! My name is Katie and I’m looking forward to working at The Learning Gardens as the Younger Toddler Unit Teacher. I grew up in Brodhead, where I spent a lot of my time either playing outside with my 3 siblings or helping my grandfather at his farm.  I began working in childcare in 2013 as a co-teacher in an infant/toddler room. I recently moved to the Madison area, where I enjoy spending time outdoors, including hunting, fishing, bike riding, camping, and hiking. I am very eager to get back into teaching, especially at a childcare center with such a strong mission and philosophy.  I look forward to getting to know you and your child!”



Maritza, Honeybee Teacher

Hello! My name is Maritza and I am excited to be working at The Learning Gardens as a full-time Younger Toddler Unit Teacher. I’ve always enjoyed taking care of children; even when I was younger, I would take care of my cousins and siblings. My favorite things to do in my spare time including babysitting, reading and writing. My favorite part about The Learning Gardens is the teachers.   It is evident that everyone has a joy for teaching and loves children.

 I am a huge advocate for children and believe that self-expression is the foundation to all growth.  

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.





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