Career Opportunities

Teaching Positions


Current  positions available:

      • Infant Lead Teacher

      • Younger Toddler (1yo) Lead Teacher

      • Older Toddler (2yo) Lead Teacher

      • 4K DPI Licensed Teacher

      • Preschool/4k Support teacher

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 and Sick Leave package

      • Employer paid life insurance

      • Gorgeous work environment

      • Team atmosphere 

      • Competitive Wages: $15- $18 hourly

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a current resume to Teresa Hoveland at:

We are also always interested in having resumes on hand for teaching positions other than those listed above in the event additional teachers are needed in the future!

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:

Staff Orientation Checklist:

Staff Continuing Education Record:

Staff Health Report:

Staff-To-Child Ratio Worksheet:

It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child:

Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System; Mandated Reporter Online Training:

New York Loves Safe Babies:

Safe Sleep for your Baby: 

American Red Cross; First Aid, CPR & AED:

Basic First Aid:

Best Practices; Child Guidance:

Diapering & Handwashing:


Wisconsin Childhood Communicable Disease Chart:

Ages & Stages; Newborn through Eleven Years: