About the Founder

 Ms Raquel, Owner & Program Director 

Raquel has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from URI and has worked in childcare for over nineteen years. Through her experience she noticed that not all care providers are created equal.  It was because of the disappointments she had seen in her career that she was motivated to start a home daycare that offered the kind of quality and dedicated care that every child deserves.  Her home daycare, Rei of Sunshine, operated successfully and at full capacity for over four years.  With this success, Raquel had a new goal of reaching more children on a larger scale.  She wanted to start a center where kids could grow and learn in a safe, clean, nurturing environment that had all the comforts of home but with the structure of a school and was inspired by nature.  She partnered up with her sister Carla to create The Learning Garden and together they are committed to providing quality care to every child enrolled in their program. Raquel lives in Warwick Neck with her husband and 3 young sons, Lucas, Leo, and Levi.