Welcome to the Learning Garden

The Learning Garden is a private nonprofit preschool, offering developmentally appropriate programs for children agaes 3-6 years as well as extended day programs. We're open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5pm servicing the Lower Cape towns of Orleans, Eastham, Brewster, Chatham, Harwich. We are licensed by Early Education and Care and we are proud of our student-teacher ratios in all our programs. We support children and their families by developing confidence, respect, and trust in a nurturing environment. Our school is located on a 2 acre parcel of land in Orleans and was establishd in 1983 with sunny cheerful classrooms and a large well equipped playground.

Program Highlights

Upstairs Preschool Program


This program’s main goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where the children feel comfortable being away from their home.  Children will be helped to develop trusting relationships with their peers and teachers as well as developing important group social skills.  Care is taken to insure that each child meets success each day, thereby promoting a positive self-image.  Every day, children are provided a wide variety of hands-on, developmentally appropriate, child centered activities which help to promote their social, emotional, cognitive, language, self-help and physical skills.  Teachers enjoy building collaborative and supportive relationships with all their families.

Downstairs Pre-K Program


This program places emphasis on all the skills necessary for Kindergarten readiness. Daily activities focus on the development of language, cognitive, emotional, social, motor, and self help skills.  Emphasis is also placed on developing a positive self image and the ablity to participate in large group activities.


Childcare Program

The Childcare program is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of both children and parents. This program is supervised by a Lead Teacher with additional staffing as necessary. The hours for the childcare program are 8-9am for anyone attending a morning program at The Learning Garden. Hours for the afternoon Childcare program are 12 noon to 5 pm or any part thereof by pre-arrangement. This program is available to children 2 years 9 months to 6 years who have attended a morning program any day of the week provided space and staffing are available.

From the Directors...

Field Days

Field Days at TLG
Tuesday, June 9 & Wednesday, June 10
Please have your children dress for games
like the sack race, 3 legged race, obstacle
course, limbo, etc. (Sneakers, shorts/pants,
preferably please.)
These are the last days of preschool &
childcare. The summer program starts Tuesday,
June 16th.


REMINDER!!!!! Family Picnic: Thursday, June 4th
5:30 @ Orleans Preschool Park
Bring a picnic supper
a blanket or beach chair

Enjoy Cake and fun with us!!

Meet the Directors

Hanna Schneider

Hanna Schneider graduated with a BS from Wheelock College where she majored in Early Childhood Education and minored in Theatre Arts with a museum education focus. Hanna is Massachusetts Lead Teacher certified...

Brenda Halliday

Brenda Halliday graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a BS in Elementary Education and Special Needs. She is Massachusetts Lead Teacher and Director certified and has been teaching preschool since 1977...

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