Our Administrative Staff


Teresa Hoveland, Executive Director

Hello – I’m Teresa. I have a BS in Child and Family Studies from UW-Madison, and also an Administrator Credential from UW-Milwaukee. I’m at Level 15 on The Registry, and am also a Tier 3 Trainer. I’ve been a center director since 1995, and have worked in Wisconsin (majority of my career), Arizona, and California. I lived in Orange County, CA (between LA and San Diego) from October 2014-April of 2021 and worked for the University of California-Irvine as the director of the Infant Toddler Center. Previously I worked at Woods Hollow Children’s Center in Fitchburg for 12 years as the Executive Director, and was an administrator at Room To Grow Preschools in Madison for 7 years. Room To Grow was eventually sold and no longer exists. I used to teach kindergarten in the late 80’s/early 90’s. I moved back to Wisconsin in the spring 2021 to be near my family again. I have a 5 year old grandson who keeps me busy. I have 2 sisters and 3 brothers in the Madison area. I love music, Wisconsin sports (esp. football), hiking, and travel.

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Caylyn Huffer-Kiesow, Administrative Assistant and Building Support

Hello! I went to MATC for Liberal Arts, with a focus on dance and childcare. I have been working with children since I started babysitting as a teen. I have over ten years of experience working in child care centers, mainly with infants and toddlers. In addition, I have spent time instructing children of all age groups in dance, physical education, and swimming, as well as time as a lifeguard at Oregon Pool.  I took some time away from the early care and education field in the banking world, but during that time  I realized that my true passion was working with children. As I worked myself back into the child care field, I eventually found my home at The Learning Gardens where I’ve worked since 2016. In my spare time when it’s nice outside you can find me kayaking, camping, biking or dancing with my friends. In the colder months I love to snuggle with my kitties and read great books in front of the fireplace.

P: (608) 238-6700 x101