To learn, a child must be able to play. By allowing a child to interact with items in their environment through play, the child will discover their environment on a personal level.  This will create an atmosphere of learning that will span the disciplines that will be needed in the future to become a productive person in life.  Through play a child learns math, science, vocabulary, social skill, cause and effect, as well as small muscle and large muscle development and cognitive skills.

Jaden, Sunflower Teacher

Hello, my name is Jaden.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  I have been working with students for two years in the classroom. I am passionate about early childhood education because I believe it creates the foundation of a student’s future academic success and I am very excited to join the staff and join the classroom.

What I enjoy about The Learning Gardens is that it gives children the opportunities to learn as they play. Giving children enrichment opportunities such as Spanish, Dance and yoga as well as having a wide array of food to have the children try. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and looking at fun activities for the students.

Favorite education quotes:

  •  “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever”
  •  “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”

-Walt Disney

Kelsey, Sunflower Teacher

Hello! My name is Kelsey and I am beyond excited to be teaching at The Learning Gardens with such a welcoming and inviting team. My passion in life is teaching kids and I cannot wait for this opportunity to assist kids learn and grow.

I grew up here in Madison and attended Edgewood College, were I received my degrees in Child Life and Art Therapy.  My journey after college took me to both Minnesota and LaCrosse to work in Children’s Hospitals.  After marrying my husband, we decided to move back to Madison to be around our families. In my free time I love to cook, enjoy Madison, be with my family, and explore with my wonderful puppy, Hank, who we rescued a year ago. I can’t wait to meet everyone!

“Please Excuse the Mess…We are Busy Making Memories!” -unknown

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