Sunshines

The Sunshine Room

tlg.sunshines@gmail.com 

Our classroom teaching team consists of Lisa, Lindsey and Caleb.  We believe all teachers are equally responsible for planning and carrying out a variety of developmentally appropriate activities as well as providing a safe and caring environment.

We believe that children learn by actively engaging in activities and by exploring their surroundings. The Sunshine Room provides a variety of experiences each day that will allow your child to develop their senses, imaginations, and increase their knowledge and understanding of the world. Because of the specific age group, our activities are planned to allow for various stages of development.

Lindsey, Sunshines Teacher

My name is Lindsey and I love teaching 4K at the Learning Gardens! I have called this school my second home since August of 2018. I obtained my degree in Elementary Education from UW-Madison as well as my Wisconsin teaching license. I have worked with infants to middle schoolers in many different settings for over a decade. I was originally drawn to the Learning Gardens because of its enrichment programs like music, JumpBunch, and dance. It didn’t take long for me to realize those are only a small part of what makes our school so great! I live right down the road from our school with my husband, our dog and two cats. In my free time I like to read, go on walks, and watch TV. I look forward to making the Learning Gardens a home away from home and your child’s favorite place to learn and grow!

 

 

 

Lisa, Sunshines 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!

 

Caleb, Sunshines Teacher

Hey there! My name is Caleb, and I’m so excited to help teach your child. I’ve always been around kids, as the eldest of four boys, and in high school I was a summer nanny and occasional babysitter.  I also got my Girl Scout Gold Award senior year by creating and teaching a creative writing after school program for at-risk early elementary students in the downtown Cleveland area.  After moving from Cleveland to Madison in 2018, the natural next step felt like a career in Early Childhood Education, and I earned my assistant and lead teacher credentials through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.  I’ve worked in all types of classrooms in three different centers, and I definitely have a soft spot for four and five year olds! My personal teaching style focuses heavily on social-emotional interactions by building empathy and respect for oneself and others, be it through peer interactions through play or structured classroom activities.  I also see each day as a chance to engage a child’s natural curiosity and strive to create a unique learning experience!

When I’m not at school, you can usually find me hiking with my partner, looking for new books in my local library, or helping plan game nights with my friends – I’m a huge tabletop nerd!  I’m also a doting cat dad to a large gray tabby named Holly Berry.I’m most excited about The Learning Gardens’ dedication to providing a safe, fun, and creative learning environment for each child in their care through an all-encompassing curriculum that includes both physical education and music.  I also love what a positive environment I’ve been able to engage with, even over a Zoom call!  I’m thrilled to get to know everyone in The Learning Gardens Family and I can’t wait to meet all of you!