About Asheville Kids Garden
Meet our team
From a very young age, Daphne Cave 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.
Ms. Karly was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to the mountains of Asheville, NC. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Asheville. While studying, Karly gained a passion for environmental education. After working as an environmental education intern with Asheville Greenworks and teaching an outdoor afterschool program at Asheville Middle School, Karly knew she wanted to continue working with children. With a combined passion for teaching young learners and a desire to travel the world, Karly moved to Thailand to teach English at a primary school. Karly is excited to bring her experience to the wonderful and engaging environment that is Kids Garden Asheville. She takes great joy in watching children blossom and grow!
Lead Preschool Teacher
Ms. Courtney is originally from Morganton, NC, but now enjoys living here in Asheville. Ms. Courtney joined the Kids Garden team because she loved the way we focus on play and creativity with our preschoolers. She is an artist herself and spends her free time painting and drawing. Ms. Courtney previously worked with children in a pediatric hospital doing arts and crafts. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Ms. Courtney is a wonderful addition to our team, and helps keep our creative juices flowing.
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