Career Opportunities


Teaching Positions

 

We are currently hiring a foreign language teacher.

 

We are always interested in seeing resumes to have on hand should an opportunity require new hires!

What We Do

      • The Learning Gardens provides exceptional child care and leads the field in early childhood education.

Your Role

      • Promotes feelings of security and trust in young children, and creates rich learning experiences and opportunities for growth

      • Greets children and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning and afternoon

      • Maintains an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family

      • Encourages each child’s family to be actively involved in our program

      • Document milestones and celebrate successes with parents

      • Attends all training opportunities and staff meetings as provided and scheduled

What You’ll Need to Succeed

      • A love for children is of utmost priority

      • Ideal candidates would hold either an associate or bachelor degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education or a related field.

      • Previous knowledge and experience regarding City of Madison Accreditation standards

      • Well-versed understanding of Wisconsin Department of Children & Families licensing rules

      • Child and infant CPR/AED

      • Child and infant First Aid

      • Shaken Baby Syndrome training

      • Child Abuse & Neglect certification

      • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome training

Standout Candidates

      • Strong organizational skills

      • Energetic personality

      • Open communication skills

      • Willingness to support and join an outstanding team

Why The Learning Gardens

      • Child care discount

      • Healthcare benefits

      • Dental insurance

      • Vision insurance

      • Short-term disability

      • 401K with employer contribution,

      • Generous PTO package,

      • Employer paid life insurance

      • Gorgeous work environment

      • Team atmosphere 

      • Competitive Wages: $14- $17 hourly


Applicants must send a current resume to Mary Platt at mplatt@learninggardens.com to be considered for any position.


Current Employee Resources

Wisconsin Department of Child and Families Group Child Care Licensing Rule Book:  Licensing Manual

City of Madison Child Care Accreditation Standards:  Standards Revision

Staff Record:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0053.pdf

Staff Orientation Checklist:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/2255.pdf

Staff Continuing Education Record:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0053a.pdf

Staff Health Report:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0054.pdf

Staff-To-Child Ratio Worksheet:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/forms/pdf/0078.pdf

It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/publications/pdf/0101.pdf

Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System; Mandated Reporter Online Training:  http://wcwpds.wisc.edu/mandatedreporter/

New York Loves Safe Babies:  http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/prevention/tips.asp

Safe Sleep for your Baby:  https://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/Documents/Safe_Sleep_Baby_English.pdf 

American Red Cross; First Aid, CPR & AED:  https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class

Basic First Aid:  http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/555

Best Practices; Child Guidance:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/guiding-behavior-toddlers.pdf

Diapering & Handwashing:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/diapering.pdf

Handwashing:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p42052.pdf

Wisconsin Childhood Communicable Disease Chart:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p44397.pdf

Ages & Stages; Newborn through Eleven Years:  https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/ages-and-stages.pdf