About Summerville Kids Garden
Welcome to Summerville’s first Kids Garden location — the city’s only eco-friendly, drop-in creative arts learning center, where children learn and play in a natural and creative way!
Every aspect of our center’s design and programming is guided by green practices — from the living plants and natural wooden toys and playscape to the upcycled crafts and supplies — all intentionally curated into a healthy and enriching learning environment.
Our mission is to develop sound, well-rounded foundations of lifelong learning for children. Backed by Montessori and Reggio Emilia educational theories, our diverse and innovative curriculum encourages your child’s learning and creative expression, led strictly by their own passion and strengths.
Whether you’re in need of flexible preschool, after school care, or just an hour to yourself, Kids Garden is there to provide work-life balance for modern families on-the-go. Come learn, play, and grow with us in our garden!
Meet our team
Mrs. Kasey is the owner and director of Kids Garden Summerville. After moving from NY to SC in 2016, she realized the truth behind “it takes a village.” She juggled raising her children and working full time as a home health occupational therapist for years while struggling to find consistent child care. It wasn’t until she discovered Kids Garden Charleston for her son, Stratton, that she found the peace of mind that she had been looking for, for years. She knew from the first day at Kids Garden that she needed to bring this concept to the families of Summerville!
Dorothea is a mother of two children aged 10 and 6. With a bachelor’s degree in music from
Brevard College, she has been spending her last several years immersed in the arts. She is
an artist, previously a children’s art teacher at Public Works Art Center and homeschooling
parent of five years. Dorothea’s teaching experience also includes teaching first grade at
Highlands Latin Cottage School. Her favorite part about teaching is seeing children’s eyes
light up and their excitement when they “get it!” She has a special cherished file at home full
of her student’s artwork and letters given to her over the years. Dorothea’s free time is
spent in the outdoors either in her garden, boating, or camping.
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