About Asheville Kids Garden
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.”
Mrs. Andrea was born in Oxford, MS and earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from The University of Mississippi, with concentrations in at-risk populations and child welfare. She has cared for children and teens in churches, summer camps, after-school programs, preschools, and as a nanny. It has always been a passion of hers to work with children, and of course, to have her own. Andrea and her husband moved from New Orleans to Asheville to start their family. They were soon blessed with their son, Everest, who would be ecstatic to spend his every waking moment at Kids’ Garden AVL! She welcomes every child that enters the door with a warm heart and an encouraging word.
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