The Sweet Pea Room
As a teaching team, 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.
Kim, Sweet Peas Teacher
Hello Learning Garden Families! My name is Kim! I have been teaching for over 25 years and have been a part of The Learning Gardens since February, 2020. Teaching has always been my passion. My mom taught preschool for 20 years and my sister is currently a 1st grade teacher at a Sun Prairie Elementary School. I earned my CDA (Childhood Development Accreditation) in 1996. I have also taken many Early Childhood classes at Madison College. Wisconsin has been home all my life. I have 1 younger sister who is married and gave me the great joy of being an aunt to my niece and nephews. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and close friends. I am a huge Packer fan. I am so excited to be working with all of the TLG staff and families!
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. Although we don’t have any pets or children right now, we hope that in the future we shall be able to grow as a family. We recently just bought our first house and are looking forward to getting a dog. 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.