Director and Teacher

"It takes a village to raise a child”, felt especially true for Rebecca who was raised in Alaska by her grandparents and father. At an early age she developed a passion for children and the arts. Rebecca received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington where she developed ideas to encourage creativity in children. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Teaching from the University of Washington. Rebecca has 17+ years professional experience in education and taught Pre-K through second grade at Giddens, a school dedicated to anti-bias work and educating the whole child. Rebecca opened Sprout Preschool in her Columbia City home in 2009. She’s committed to creating a space where children love to learn. Rebecca lives with her husband and two daughters and spends her free time boxing and dancing.


Lorraine Lau grew up in Silverdale, WA, and had her first teaching experience at age 14 as a ballet instructor. Combining her love for children and art, she strives to create a safe preschool environment for creative, emotional, and intellectual discovery. Lorraine has been a lead teacher at The Great Green Room Preschool in Rainier Beach, an after-school programs coordinator for the Epiphany School and the YMCA, and continues to nanny and teach creative movement throughout Seattle. With over fifteen years of experience working with children and youth, she draws from social and emotional learning, positive discipline, and a life spent immersed in art. Lorraine is also a professional contemporary dancer who performs and collaborates throughout Seattle. She currently lives in Georgetown and finds joy walking in parks with her girlfriend, eating delicious food, painting, and growing yummy veggies in her garden.


Sam Cutsinger moved from a small farm in Indiana to Washington in 2021. While in the Midwest they studied at Ivy Tech, taking human resource and general courses. Sam first started working with kids while in high school, helping to run basketball camps for younger kids. They worked as a lead teacher at Kindercare and took up a seasonal position at the Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia. Sam enjoyed running science and messy art projects with the children! They are eager to seek out more education aligning with positive discipline and the importance of social/emotional health. Sam lives in Auburn with their Husband, Eli, and two cats. In their free time they like to enjoy nature, watch movies, and nerd out at anime conventions!


Lyn Dillman is a certified Parent Coach through PCI® of Bellevue and a Certified Positive Parenting Educator. She has 20 plus years of teaching experience including pre-school through 4th grade. Lyn has taught Positive Discipline classes at Sprout to both teachers and families. It’s great to have her as a support person for our community!

Find our more about Lyn on her website.

“Our son loved his time at Sprout. He gained confidence and social skills. We enjoyed the emphasis on play, sharing, and outdoor play. Rebecca is a patient, cheerful, upbeat teacher who makes one feel good about leaving their child with her.”