We have the very important role of caring for your child and encouraging their development in their first year. Our goal is to provide a high quality, nurturing and safe environment for your child that will help him/her grow into a wonderful, curious and happy person. All activities are designed to stimulate their physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth in a loving and comfortable environment.
Hello! My name is Adrian and I am so excited to be working at The Learning Gardens as a Wiggle Worms teacher. What I like most about The Learning Gardens is that they follow the educational philosophy that children learn best through active involvement with their environment. It gives the staff the ability to set up the children’s environment for the correct amount of stimulation and to enhance their learning.
I am from Iowa City, IA, but I’m loving the Madison area. I am a graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. I have always loved being around infants and young children which is why I babysat while in high school and then continued to nanny all through college. In my free time, I love to hang around my friends and family, go on walks, and my new thing to do is to sit out on the Terrace.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers
Hi! My name is Emma and I am excited to be the teaching alongside Adrian full-time in the Wiggle Worms classroom. Our center strives to foster a close sense of community between teachers and families. This something that I really like about The Learning Gardens. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Spanish minor) from Edgewood College and have had a lot of childcare experience working as a nanny for the past 5 years. My favorite things to do in my spare time are pilates, going for long nature walks, and snuggling my cats.
“Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job” – Fred Rogers