Early Care and Education Garden Micro Grants

Community GroundWorks is pleased to announce that 94 early care and education sites across Wisconsin were selected to receive an Early Care and Education (ECE) Garden Micro Grant.  

Grantees are as diverse as the gardens they are growing   -- big and small, beginners and veterans -- but all are committed to engaging children in the many health and academic benefits a youth garden facilitates.  A list of grantees is below. 


Tender Learning Center, Ladysmith
Creative Kids Learning Center, Spooner
Helwig Family Centers Early Childhood and Head Start, Milwaukee
Every Child's Place, Inc. , Kenosha
University of WI Oshkosh Children's Center, Oshkosh
Library Square School, Kenosha
Gundersen Child Care Center, La Crosse
Auntie M's Child Care Center, LLC, Niagara
21 For Tots, Appleton
Just 4 Kidz, Cuba City
St. Marcus Childcare, Milwaukee
Normita's Family Daycare, Cudahy
Little Friends of Jesus Child Care Center, Ashland
St. clare Tommy Bartlett child care center, Baraboo
Edgar Child Care, Edgar
Carol Horan, Janesville
The Growing Tree Children's Center, Milwaukee
Children's Treehouse Child Care & Preschool of Holmen, LLC, Holmen
Tina's Daycare, Marathon City
Starlight Learning Center, Stoughton
Community Options, Inc., Green Lake
YWCA Wausau , Wausau
Children's Palace Preschool & Childcare, West Salem
Innovative Playhouse, Green Bay
Stepping Stones Children's Center, Belgium
Great Outdoors Learning Center, Holmen
Lady Bug Learning Academy, Madison
Edgerton Children's Center, Edgerton
Camp Curtin, Milwaukee
Precious Moments Daycare, West Salem
LaPre Enterprise, Racine
Stepping Stones Children's Center, Port Washington
Little Bloomers Family Daycare, Platteville
Tiny Truckers's Day Care, Clintonville
Our Shepherd Childcare Center, Appleton
Early Childhood Educational Center, Oak Creek
Little Folks School House, Kewaskum
Phillips Community Daycare Center, Phillips
Little Journeys Early Learning Center, Hammond
Tiny Tot University, racine
Happy Little Day's Childcare, Boyceville
Mama Mandies Child Care, Janesville
St. John's Learning Center, Edgerton
Big Oak Child Care, Madison

Waisman Early Childhood Program, Madison
Future All Stars Academy, Juneau
Centro Hispano Head Start, Milwaukee
Peggy's Pumpkinpatch Family Daycare, Clinton
Learn N Play Family Child care, Fitchburg
Davis Child Care Center, Oshkosh
John E. Alexander South Wood County YMCA, Port Edwards
Ripon Children's Learning Center , Ripon
Children's Palace Galesville, Gallesville
Little Dipper Family Child Care, Madison
Ginger Bread House-Windsor, Windsor
Sugar 'N' Spice Childcare, Ellsworth
Play, Learn and Grow Child Care, Wisconsin Rapids
One City Early Learning Centers, Madison
Coulee cuties, Whitehall
Bernice Family Childcare, Racine
Bridging The Gap, Milwaukee
Cinder Care, Inc. of Little Chute, Little Chute
Brenda's Lil Angels Family Daycare, Ashland
Backwoods Family Learning center, Laketomahawk
Mary's daycare, Crandon
TLC Family Childcare, Milwaukee
COA Youth & Family Centers Riverwest Early Education Center , Milwaukee
COA Youth & Family Centers Burke Early Education Center, Milwaukee
Esther's Family Day Care LLC, MARSHFIELD
Knecht Care, Racine
A Creative Learning Childcare, Kenosha
Acelero Learning Grand Avenue, Racine
Childrens Learning Village Montessori Academy, Black River Falls
Newborn to School Education, Superior
KIDSCARE, Wrightstown
Phelps Daycare, Phelps
Ebenezer Child Care Centers, Inc. - Downtown, Milwaukee
Ebenezer Child Care Centers, Inc. - Southside, Milwaukee
Ebenezer Child Care Centers, Inc. - Wauwatosa, Wauwatosa
Ebenezer Child Care Centers, Inc. - Oak Creek, Oak Creek
Armor of the lord, Milwaukee
Heart of the North Learning Center, Poplar
Confident Kids, Racine
Belinda's Learning & Development Center, Milwaukee
Family Life Learning Center, LLC, Milwaukee
Jodi Liddell's Daycare, Racine
Mommy's 24 hr childcare center, Milwaukee
Lovable Huggable Family Day Care, Antigo
Vang Thao's Day Care Center, Wausau
Shell's Daycare, Superior
Play Pallas Daycare, Hayward
Unlimited Imagination, Green Bay
A Home Away from Home Daycare, Pardeeville
Racine Cooperative Preschool, Racine


The Early Care and Education Garden Micro Grant opportunity was provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Race to the Top- Early Learning Challenge Grant.