About Asheville Kids Garden
As the demand for drop in creative arts learning for children grows, so has our “garden”! Our 2nd Kids Garden opened in 2015 and is located just West of The Charleston Peninsula over the Ashley River in the South Windermere Shopping Center. We are positioned amongst great retail shopping, antique stores, yoga studio, wellness center and Earth Fare, natural grocery store. The trailhead to the West Ashley Greenway is steps away, so parents can drop their children off and go biking or running on this 7.8 mile scenic trail through wetlands and low country beauty! With just a short drive to Folly Beach, this adds another level of experiences for locals and tourists to enjoy while we engage their children in creative play, music, dance and art!!
Meet our team
Director & Owner
Daphne Cave is the owner of Kids Garden AVL. From a very young age, she was drawn to the creative arts. Daphne has painted murals in yoga studios, camps, for children’s rooms, and even at Kids Garden in Charleston, SC. She has experience with children as a nanny, camp counselor and at the YMCA as the adventure center coordinator. For the last several years, Daphne has worked as an intensive care RN, which has taught her a lot about compassion and doing the things we love in this amazing life we are given. Nursing allowed her to travel around the states and other countries until she settled down with her husband in Asheville. Daphne and her husband were blessed with a baby boy, Conan. He was her inspiration to open Kids Garden AVL. With Asheville as home and the amazing community of families that live here, Daphne has put her heart into creating a space fun for children to play and learn that has flexibility for parents.
Lead Preschool Teacher
Ms. Sydney was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved around the country until she landed in Asheville. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in elementary education wih a certification in early childhood education. She is currently studying at Lenoir-Rhyne University to earn a master’s degree in writing with a graduate certificate in narrative healthcare. Her love for learning and children began at a young age. She always admired the curiosity and wonder in children. “Their willingness to learn and explore continues to inspire me everyday.”
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