Owner / Director
Stephanie Raleigh, M.A. is a Child Development Specialist who has worked with children for the past two decades. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from California State University, Northridge. In addition, she earned her Bachelor ‘s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development Summa Cum Laude – also from California State University, Northridge. After a fulfilling career in publishing in Germany, Stephanie moved to Cape Town, South Africa where she became involved in a charitable organization helping families and children – setting up preschools and daycare centers for abandoned children and helping women establishing an income source through arts and crafts. This ignited a passion for young children and their families and led to the opening of her own preschool in Los Angeles, CA in 2012. Since then, Stephanie continuously strives to improve the field of Early Childhood Education and has become an advocate for young children. Stephanie and her husband moved to Tennessee in 2020 to be closer to their family. In 2021, she opened lilac – little learning academy in beautiful Spring Hill. Stephanie is an outdoor enthusiast and dog lover, spending most of her weekends hiking, cycling, and rock climbing.