The Sweet Pea Room
Our philosophy is to create a safe and effective learning environment that is inclusive to all children and families. We believe that children learn the most through active learning experiences based in play. Children learn with the support of adults and their peers. Each area of the room is arranged with specific academic and social learning experiences in mind. These experiences provide a challenge for different skill and ability levels along with the opportunity for success at any level. It is so important that our children know they are valued, loved, and supported in our classroom. We are able to give them this by creating a strong bond and a school family through conscious discipline.
Jaden, Sweet Peas Teacher
Hello! My name is Jaden Delaney and I have worked at The Learning Gardens since the summer of 2018. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 2017 with my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Through my degree, I have worked with children in a wide variety of age groups. I have worked with preschool, Head Start, primary grades (Kindergarten – 3rd grade), infants and toddlers as well as Birth to Three. I love working with children because it always amazes me when a child is working really hard on a concept and they finally are able to do or understand that concept. To see their pure joy and excitement of learning makes my heart melt over and over. I live on the Northside of Madison with my husband, Ien and my daughter, Artemis, who attends this center. In my free time, I love to read, take hikes, go swimming, and play games. One thing I like to disclose to all the families I work with is that in the summer of 2017, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I like to disclose this information because, somedays, it does affect my capabilities on a day-to-day basis.
Emily, Sweet Peas Teacher
Hello! My name is Emily and I have been with The Learning Gardens since October of 2023. I love working with kids because I love watching them learn new things. I believe children learn best through sensory activities and movement.
I worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 2021. I have cared for infants and children up to 12 years old. I hold a technical certificate degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. I grew up in Ohio and moved to Madison in October of 2023.
In my spare time, I like to watch movies and be with my family. I have a dog and love to sing. My favorite quote is “Everything happens for a reason.”