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 Miss Erin is a co-teacher for the Fairy & Gnome Room and has been with us for 9 years. Miss Erin has over 20 years in child care. She is a certified Montessori Teacher Assistant and has a AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. Miss Erin is the mother of three children, two are in college and one is a Senior in high school.   


Miss Liz has been with us for two years. She is a  co-teacher in the Fairy & Gnome Room.  She came to us with 7 years experience and a Bachelor's from UNCW in Early Childhood Education. She has lived in Hampstead for 3 years. She lives with her husband,, 4 ducks and a dog named Remy. She is a huge asset to our program. 


​​Miss Amber is the lead teacher in the Earth & Sky Room for the second year in a row.  She moved here with her family from Florida. Miss Amber is the wife to a US Marine and has three beautiful children-a son, 19 years old, and twin daughters that are 16 and attending Topsail High School.  Miss Amber has been a preschool teacher for 13 years and loves working with children! Miss Amber has her BS in Psychology and Early Childhood certifications from California, Hawaii and Florida.  We are so happy for Miss 's new venture of starting her Master's in Early Childhood Education this fall. 


Miss Lindsay is the Directress of preschool, lead teacher in the Rainbow Room and the Assistant Director of Cape Fear Child Development Center.  She has been with us for 12 years and has 18 years’ experience in child care. Miss Lindsay is the proud mom of a 5 year old Kindergartener and lives with her husband in Hampstead. She has a BS in Communication from ASU, an Elementary Education Teacher Certificate from UNCW and a Montessori Teacher's Diploma for ages 0-6.


​​​​Miss Winter is the teacher assistant for the Rainbow Room. She loves the beach and spent her summers here with her grandparents in Surf City. She has lived here full time since 2015.  Miss Winter has just finished her Montessori Teacher's training for ages 0-6, She has a Bachelor's in Environmental Science and working on her Master's in Elementary Education.  Miss Winter is the proud mom of dog Blue and her two cats Oasis and Atticus Albus. 



​​​​Curriculum & Philosophy
Rainbow Garden Preschool implements multiple educational philosophies into the daily and annual curriculum. Our teachers are educated in traditional, Montessori and Waldorf education systems.

What does this mean for your child?

Nurturing the whole child through life experience, nature, science, arts and play. Through our daily routine and work cycles your child will become prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.

     There are many ways Montessori and Waldorf are different. These are a few of the ways they are similar.

Montessori and Waldorf are the fastest growing educational systems in the world today. Both are based on many years of experience, with all kinds of children, the world over. Both have great respect for the child as an individual, spiritual, creative being. Both stress the importance of the natural environment, absence of plastic, keeping in touch with nature and natural materials. Both systems base their education on the needs of the child, believing that this will lead to meeting the needs of society as a whole. Both schools provide a rich variety of art, music, dance, and theater at all ages.



Miss Emily is the newest member of our preschool team and works as a teacher assistant to all of our classrooms. in the afternoons.  Miss Emily is in her second  year of college majoring in Elementary Education. She graduated from Topsail High School in 2017. 



  • ​​HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL 9am-1pm ages 2-6

       5 days: $400, 4 days: $375, 3 days: $350

  • 3/4-DAY 9am-3:00pm OPTION ONLY FOR 3-5

            5 days: $575/month, 4- $550/month, 3-$475 


 FAIRY & GNOME ROOM (ages 2-3)

              Prices/Week: 5 days: $190, 4 : $170, 2-3: $150


              Prices/week:5 days: $185 or 4: $165, 3: $145