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.
Adrian, Wiggle Worms Teacher
Hello! My name is Adrian and I am so excited to be working at The Learning Gardens as the Infant Unit 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 recently moved from Iowa City, IA to 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
Katie, Wiggle Worms Teacher
Hello, my name is Katie! I am a recent graduate of Iowa State University where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Public Health. You may be wondering why I chose to work at a child development center with my degree…well truth be told I love kids! Growing up I spent a lot of time babysitting, in college I volunteered to mentor kids at the elementary schools, I have worked summer kids camps and nannied.
When I am not working I love to spend time outside hammocking, hiking, biking, kayaking, a good concert and festivals. I also enjoy reading and experimenting with new foods in the kitchen!
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