Children develop a love or an aversion for learning in the first few years of life.  Therefore, we work to design our program to generate a lifelong desire to explore, question, and create.  We plan our classroom environment and age-appropriate curriculum to best support and nurture our children’s interests and needs.  We give the children a wide range of opportunities to experience and learn from their environment, which will provide them with skills that will serve them not only in the short-term but also throughout life.

Jessica, Butterfly Teacher

Hello, my name is Jessica and I am so excited to be one of the Butterfly teachers! In December of 2011, I graduated from Blackhawk Technical College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition, I also have an Associates Degree in Administrative Professional.  I really enjoy teaching and know that this is where my heart will always be! I recently bought my first house in May of 2017 and feel that is one of the biggest achievements of my life. I have a daughter named Kaylee, who is the light of my world.  She is a mini-me for sure! We have two puppies at home, a Black Labrador named Oakley & Chiweenie named Chance. They all keep me going most days!

My goal is to start school in the spring and continue my education to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  I have really enjoyed getting to know the staff, children & parents so far. This is such a great place to work & I am super excited to see where this journey at The Learning Garden’s takes me!

Jordain, Butterfly Teacher


I have been working with children my whole life, being the oldest of five kids. I had the pleasure of being a lead teacher at the YMCA for three years for children ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. I currently live in Madison with my dog, Reagan. I enjoy doing outside activities, spending time with my friends and family, and traveling. I look forward to getting to know all the families at the Learning Gardens!
I believe that “teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer


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Leigh, Butterfly Volunteer

Leigh has been a volunteer at The Learning Gardens since 2010!  She loves to visit in the Butterfly classroom during the morning hours each week.  Leigh enjoys going on nature walks, arts and crafts and participating in JumpBunch. She is a big help in the classroom as she assists the children in their daily tasks.