Little Sprouts

We believe each child is a unique individual, discovering the world in his or her own way.  Like snowflakes, no two children are the same.  As teachers it is our job to help guide the children in their classroom and facilitate their educational journey; helping to set them on the path to becoming well-rounded citizens of the world.  As teachers it is incredibly rewarding to be a part of this discovery, not only for the children, but for the parents too.  We welcome all families to be active participants in your child’s education!

Saryn Cushing-Leubner-Little SproutsSaryn

Hi!  My name is Saryn and I’d like to take a few moments to tell you a little bit about myself.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher, so it was only natural that I studied education while in college.   I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Special Education in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  I have taught children as young as 6 weeks old, all the way to children as old as 12 years old.   I joined the teaching staff at The Learning Gardens in July of 2012.  I’m a teacher in the Little Sprouts room, as well as the Younger Toddler Unit Leader.



Hello!  My name is Emily and I’d love to take a moment to tell you more about myself.  I fell in love working with children during my first job at a baseball field and have been working with children from ages 6 weeks-6 years old ever since!  After I had my little boy, AJ, he inspired me to switch degrees and work on my B.S. in Early Childhood and I am currently a level 8 on The Registry.  I joined The Learning Gardens staff in February of 2016; I’m a teacher in the Little Sprouts room in the younger toddler unit.

I grew up in a small town in Iowa along the Mississippi River, where most of my family still lives today.  We moved to Madison in 2015 after falling in love with the culture years prior. Todd, AJ, our cat Swayze and I love to be out enjoying Wisconsin’s natural beauty.  In my spare time I enjoy taking care of the environment, kayaking, camping, biking, reading, being around animals and children, spending time with my family and friends, eating ice cream and pizza, gardening, enjoying all the live music I can and movies! I genuinely love, enjoy, and take pride in my job and I look forward to sharing our classroom with your family!

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