Neighborhood Preschool


20 Gunner Lane
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 882-4040

7:00am – 6:00pm 

*Early drop-off is available for an additional fee.

  • Helena Elementary
  • Helena Intermediate
  • Creekview Elementary

Our state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot facility is located on a beautiful 2.12 acre lot sitting directly on Helena Parkway (Hwy 52) just South of Hillsboro Pkwy, adjacent to the El Tejano Mexican Restaurant. The center features ten classrooms, a full-service commercial kitchen, a private room for nursing mothers, secure access controls on all exterior doors, and high resolution cameras throughout the building’s interior and exterior.  Age-appropriate playgrounds are located immediately outside of each classroom for easy access.  The playgrounds also include a soccer field, large activity court, and a picnic gazebo.

rachel atherton helena

Rachel Atherton


Hi, I’m Rachel Atherton, the Director for AIM Academy of Helena. As the Director, I work to implement our company’s core values into each classroom and strive to maintain a happy workplace. I have worked in private preschool management for over 5 years in both Alabama and Tennessee. My degree is in sociology with a concentration in marriage and family counseling. A fun fact about me is that I am a published children’s book author!
Nikki Sieve

Nikki Sieve

Assistant Director

Hi, I’m Nikki Sieve. I am the assistant director for AIM Academy of Helena. As the assistant director, I help keep the school running smoothly, build great relationships with families, and keep our teachers happy. I have over a decade of experience in pediatric care management/administration. I adored my time working in pediatric surgery helping parents navigate tough times with their little one. There are several similarities between the two industries especially with helping families through a transitionary period. Building strong relationships with families and their sweet kiddos, as well as advocating for our teachers, is a top priority, and I’m so excited to fill this role! Watching children grow and learn is so special and I see firsthand with my 3-year-old (Adley) and 6-year-old (Emmy) just how precious these years are because they pass by so quickly. In my spare time, I like to cheer on my LSU Tigers (Huge fans over here), spend time with family, and make those sweet memories. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful children, families, and co-workers!

Learn More About Us

Are you ready to take the next step? You can click the links below to Contact Us with any additional questions you may have, take your own virtual tour of our school, or schedule your personalized tour of our school to meet our management team and teachers. We would love the opportunity to meet you and your family to learn more about your specific needs.

Preschool Transition
Full Time$1,257$290
5 Half Days$880$203
3 Full Days (M, W, & F)$1,006$232
2 Full Days (T & T)$754$174
Full Time$1,170$270
5 Half Days$819$189
3 Full Days$936$216
2 Full Days$702$162
Full Time$1,127$260
5 Half Days$789$182
3 Full Days$902$208
2 Full Days$676$156
After School$390$90
Watch Me Grow$75

* Tuition rates are presented after ACH discount. You must pay via ACH to receive the applicable weekly or monthly ACH discount.