The Learning Gardens Child Development Center, a local leader in early childcare and education, is a licensed and accredited center, receiving a 5-star rating from YoungStar. Through our infant, toddler, preschool 4k, and school age programs, we work with and support families with infants as young as six weeks old, through children up to age 10. At the Learning Gardens, we believe children thrive in the security and stimulation of a high-quality program which links families and the center together. In doing so, we accomplish our mission of ensuring children acquire the skills they need to become productive members of society. We believe young children learn best through active involvement in an environment which is caring, child directed, developmentally appropriate, educationally enriching and embraces diversity. Please see the wonderful environment we will provide your family by taking our virtual tour.

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Enroll Here

Enrolling is easy. Just email us your completed online enrollment form so we can get you started.

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School Age Drop-In Care Available

School Age Drop-In Care Available

The Learning Gardens is offering child care for your school age child during Madison Metropolitan School District breaks, teacher in-service, and teacher work days. The cost for the program is $60/day.*

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Schedule a tour

Schedule a tour

We are offering a wide variety of options for touring our school both virtually and in-person.
Come and see the many early childhood care/educational opportunities The Learning Gardens offers.

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2022-2023 Parent Advisory Committee Starts in November

Parents – We will start our 2022-2023 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings in November. The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee is two-fold. First, to provide parents with a formal avenue of input into the program that is serving their young children in accordance with City of Madison Accreditation standards.  Second, to foster a sense of community within the center through the organization of center-wide activities.  Committee members will have an advisory role regarding, but not limited to, the following areas: programming & policy, fundraising, parent involvement, and marketing. The PAC will meet monthly.  Committee members shall include parents of […]

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End of Summer Celebration

End of the Summer Celebration!  To celebrate the end of the summer and the beginning of the new school year, we are having dress up days in all of the classrooms during the week of August 22 – 25.  Monday (8/22) is Pajama Day so come dressed up in your favorite jammies.  Tuesday (8/23) is Princess and Superhero Day. Everyone gets to be royal for the day or have superpowers to make the world a great place.  Wednesday (8/24) is Tie Dye Day.  Bring out those favorite tie-dye clothes.  The more colors, the merrier!  Thursday (8/25) is Dress Like an Animal.  […]

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Picnic at the Park

Join us for The Learning Gardens Family and Teacher Picnic at the Park on August 4th at Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd) from 5:30 – 7:00pm.   We will share in a Potluck meal and have fun at the Splash Pad and Playground.   For more details on what food to bring and for a map to the park, click Read More for the flyer. Don’t forget to RSVP. We look forward to seeing everyone there.  It will be a great evening for all.

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Chef Alex's Delicious and Nutritious Daily Menus

Chef Alex proudly provides each child with healthy and nutritious lunches and snacks to support their physical and mental development. The meals are prepared on site and the menu is designed to provide your child with a wide variety of well balanced, high quality foods each day.  It is his hope to provide life adventures through food by offering a myriad of different cuisines.  A morning snack, lunch meal and an afternoon snack is prepared for each of the Learning Garden's classrooms.  Please know he will take great care in any restrictions or allergies that your child has.