Employment Opportunities Work & Play in a Natural & Creative Way

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Kids Garden Core Values

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Creativity at the Core

Creativity is the heart of our center and everything we do. We use art as a medium for connection and expression, believing that real learning happens through hands-on, play-based, and experiential learning.

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Trust & Peace of Mind

No mom guilt here! From a clean environment with safe products to a solid staff and curriculum, both parents and children consistently feel good about coming to Kids Garden, knowing what to expect and experiencing a sense of security.

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Environment as the Third Teacher

Our eco-friendly creative arts learning center is intentionally designed with sunlight, fresh plants, and natural elements, creating a magical and whimsical atmosphere that encourages experimentation and exploration.

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Family & Community Growth

Our flexible childcare adapts to your family and aligns with your values, providing both stability and spontaneity. Our educators act as gardeners — we nurture seedlings, providing tailored, continuous support as they grow.

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We Work & Play in a Natural & Creative Way

At Kids Garden Charleston, we’ve cultivated an eco-friendly community full of wonder, learning and growth. Parents are captivated by the flexibility and convenience, and children have the opportunity to learn and play in a natural and creative way. It’s an alternative for mindful parent, with plenty of options to fit your family’s needs, offering a safe and supportive place to allow your child to thrive, create and discover.

Whether you join us for our flexible preschool program, drop-in afternoon enrichment classes, summer camps, birthday parties or Saturday’s parents night out, we are always the same magical, whimsical place where experiments are encouraged and exploration is the constant.

What is Kids Garden? A Holistic, Child-Centered / Play-Based, Creative Arts Learning Center

Child-Centered / Play-Based
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  • Eco-friendly
  • Wholesome Nutrition
  • Nurturing, Natural Environment
  • Filled with Sunlight & Live Plants
  • Organic Elements & Wooden Toys
  • Sustainable Practices
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Child-Centered / Play-Based

  • Hands-on Play
  • Exploration is Encouraged
  • Screen-Free Enrichment
  • Safety First Approach
  • Stability
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  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Magical
  • Whimsical
  • Joyful
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  • Imagination
  • Storytelling
  • Music & Dance
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Variety of Materials for Artistic Expression
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  • Montessori & Reggio Emilia Theories
  • Diverse Curriculum
  • Connection & Socialization
  • Growth & Development
  • Stimulating & Energizing
  • Abundance of Reading & Learning Materials
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  • Built on Community
  • Flexible Preschool
  • Drop-in Childcare (alternative to daycare)
  • Birthday Parties
  • Parents' Night Out
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Meet Our Team

Maren Anderson-Moore - Owner at Kids Garden Charleston

Maren Anderson-Moore

Kids Garden Charleston Owner

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Hi, I’m Maren Anderson-Moore and I am the owner/operator of Kids Garden Charleston. I discovered a large need for childcare when trying to find a safe, stimulating, secure, and nourishing environment for my son. I saw an opportunity to combine my three greatest passions—education, the environment and holistic health—and help fellow parents in the process. Kids learn best through play and Kids Garden is a learning center designed just for that. It's a community space where parents can feel confident taking their kids, and where kids get excited about learning.

Carol Peckham - Director at Kids Garden Charleston

Carol Peckham

Kids Garden Charleston Director

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Originally from San Diego, Mrs. Carol had recently moved to Charleston and was applying to jobs working with children when Kids Garden found her. She loves everything about working here and seeing so many of the children grow and create their own personalities, and hearing the funny things they have to say. It’s hard to pick just one favorite memory, but the moment children started asking other teachers where Mrs. Carol was when she was home visiting her family made her feel like she was really making an impact on these children. You would be surprised to learn that Ms. Carol is an Irish twin! When she was younger, she always wanted to be a teacher and a mom when she grew up.

Ms. Savannah - Assistant Director at Kids Garden Charleston

Ms. Savannah

Kids Garden Charleston Assistant Director

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Ms. Savannah is originally from Paris, Tennessee. She was drawn to Kids Garden’s clean and natural vibes, and their eco-friendly practices. She loves the way Kids Garden instills a love for the outdoors and the Earth in their children. Some accomplishments she is most proud of include: graduating with a degree in Family & Consumer sciences with a concentration in Child and Family Studies, and moving to Charleston to pursue her career in advocating for children. Ms. Savannah plans on getting her Master’s Degree to one day become an Elementary or Middle School Guidance Counselor. Her favorite things to do in her free time are spend time at Folly Beach, shop around the markets downtown, taste new restaurants and ride her bike! Ms. Savannah’s favorite part about being a teacher is watching the children’s excitement as they greet her in the morning. She hopes sharing little lessons with the children will be memories that hold onto for years to come – the joy and privilege of being a teacher!

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The qualifications vary by location, but generally, you will need a high school diploma or equivalent. A college degree is required for some positions, however we have many teachers working with us while in college! Kids Garden does require additional certifications like CPR + first aid training, and a background check.

Any experience working with children is beneficial. This could include babysitting, volunteering, or working in a daycare or preschool setting. Experience with lesson planning and child development is also helpful.

Teachers are responsible for supervising and caring for children, including teaching, facilitating, feeding, and changing diapers. Our Kids Garden team has extensive training to help a new Kids Garden Employee. Our teachers also organize activities, help children with stations/work, and ensure the safety of all children in their care.

Yes, there are opportunities for advancement in the education field with Kids Garden. With additional education and experience, you can advance to roles such as lead teacher, assistant director, or director of a Kids Garden center.

Working in a creative arts learning center can be rewarding but also challenging. It requires patience, empathy, and a genuine love for working with children. If you enjoy helping children learn and grow and are passionate about making a difference in their lives, a career in a learning center could be right for you.

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