The Butterfly Room


Children develop a love or an aversion for learning in the first few years of life.  Therefore, we work to design our program to generate a lifelong desire to explore, question, and create.  We plan our classroom environment and age-appropriate curriculum to best support and nurture our children’s interests and needs.  We give children a wide range of opportunities to experience and learn from their environment to provide them with skills that will serve them not only in the short-term but also throughout life.


JJ, Butterflies Teacher

Hi, TLG families. I am so excited to be a part of The Learning Gardens family, and one of the Butterflies teachers. My experience before childcare was in a clinical setting using my abnormal psychology skills and knowledge. I have been at The Learning Gardens since 2018.  I have a passion for two things: babies and learning. As an infant teacher, I love to snuggle babies. At the same time, early brain development and attachment is very important to me. A child’s brain goes through an amazing period of development between 0-3 years old. Their brains produce 7000 neural connections every second!! My education includes: MA Organizational Management with a Healthcare Administration concentration, BA in psychology, and the proper credentials to be a licensed daycare provider.  I have been married for over 20 years.  Together, my husband and I have: 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 adult children – one of whom is Brooke, a teacher in the Little Sprouts classroom! 


Brianna K., Butterflies Teacher

Hello!  My name is Brianna and I have been working at The Learning Gardens since September of 2023. I love working with kids because they are all unique and I believe children learn best through hands-on experience. I am passionate about education and helping others.

I have worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 2019 and have worked with infants all the way up to thirteen years old. I am working towards a Human Services degree from Madison College.

I have lived in Madison since 2020. I have two dogs. In my spare time, I like to read and spend time outside. My past experience includes working as a summer camp leader and a special education paraprofessional.