The Preschool Unit


The preschool program consist of one multi-age classroom. Our unit uses Creative Curriculum to work on lesson plans and individual goals. Our curriculum is also play-based learning which emphasizes responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. We also focus on the social and emotional curriculum called Second Step. This program lasts the entire year and deals with managing emotions, friendship, and getting ready for kindergarten. This is also continued on in most elementary schools.


Apple Blossoms


Lisa, 4K/Preschool Unit Lead Teacher

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.

I live in Mt. Horeb with my husband, Mike and our children Ashlee and Alex. I look forward to getting to know you and hope we can work together to make your child’s experience in our classroom a success!

Michelle, Preschool Float Teacher

Hello!  My name is Michelle.   I am a Teacher who works with both the preschool and school age children.  I have been with The Learning Gardens since 2022.  I believe children learn best through play and a positive attitude.  I am passionate about working with children.  I have worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 2009 (besides raising two children of my own!).  I am a Level 9 on the Wisconsin Registry.  I hold an Associates degree in Occupational Therapy from Madison College.