Director, Co-Founder

Rita's passions have always revolved around working with young children. Her many years of child development experience at other centers inspired the drive to plant a seed for Neighborhood Sprouts. Rita is a dedicated early childhood provider and professional. With the addition of Tara, our Co-Teacher, Neighborhood Sprouts and their students are bound to blossom. 

our team


Operations Director, Co-Founder


Molly has been in the larger Boise business community, working in marketing and advertising since graduating from BSU in 2015. She brings a strategic wit and can-do attitude to the Neighborhood Sprouts team by leading and managing the organization's business operations. 

When she's not working fulltime with Drake Cooper, she's championing Neighborhood Sprouts. With her pup Bogus in tow, you can find her in the foothills tromping trails, in the mountains chasing first chair, or splashing in whatever water is around. 



Tara graduated from Boise State University with an Associate Degree in Childcare and Development and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development/Early Childhood Education. Throughout her studies, a great amount of emphasis was placed on understanding and working with diverse families. Tara has more than a decade of teaching experience in early childhood education teaching both preschool and kindergarten. She feels that the classroom should be an extension of the child’s home. When making everyday experiences available for children to explore, they will naturally learn and have a love for it. She looks forward to being your child’s teacher and hopes to build a great partnership with the parents.