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.

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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!
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Jessica Kusiak

Assistant Director

Hi, I’m Jessica Kusiak, the Assistant Director for AIM Academy of Helena. As the Assistant Director, I keep our school running smoothly and teachers happy. I have a BS degree in educational studies with a concentration in elementary education. For the past 15 years, I have worked with children of all ages from infants to seniors in high school. As a mom of four, I love to help mentor young moms and help them on their motherhood journey

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.

The virtual tour provided above is for our Chelsea location.  Our Helena school was constructed from the same building plan.  

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.