Career Opportunities

Teaching Positions

We are currently hiring a foreign language (1), Preschool (2) and 4K teachers (1)

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

  • Maintains an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family
  • Encourages each child’s family to be actively involved in our program
  • Promotes feelings of security and trust in toddlers
  • Greets infants and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning and afternoons
  • Create rich learning experiences and opportunities for growth
  • 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 to be considered for any position.

Employment Forms & Resources

Application for Employment:  employment-application

Wisconsin Department of Child and Families Group Child Care Licensing Rule Book:  licensing-manual

City of Madison Child Care Accreditation Standards:  standardsrevision

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: