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Meet our toddler classroom teachers! 

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Dana
Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Dana and I grew up in Mt Washington, PA and I currently reside in Scott Township. I am a mother of two girls and have been working for about 15 years on and off. My mission in the classroom is to help them find their own little personalities and learn new things.

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Amanda
Toddler Teacher

My name is Amanda and I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. I left Baltimore in 2009 shortly after marrying into the Army. I lived in Germany from 2009-2012. That is where I spent two years working at the Child Development Center working with preschool aged children before moving back to the United States; more specifically El Paso, TX. While living in Texas that is where I became a mom of one to a little boy and had the opportunity of volunteering at my son's daycare. We moved to the Pittsburgh area in 2018. 

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Mindy
Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Miss Mindy. I grew up in Hookstown, PA. I graduated in 2008 and I have two boys, Landon (12) and Cameron (10). I enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, watching sports and going to my kids sporting events on the weekends. I’ve worked in childcare for 10 years. I enjoy working with kids and am looking forward to starting this new journey at C&M Play Studio.

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Vesta
Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Miss Vesta. I am one of the teachers in the drop in room! I’ve been working with children since I was 16 and I love getting to watch them grow and develop into a person of their own. My niece, Presley, is in the infant room. In the past, I went to Robert Morris University, but transferred to pursue Psychology! I recently had been working with 3 year olds, but have had experience with infants to school age. I’m so excited to learn and work with your children!

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Alicia
Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Miss Alicia and I am thrilled to be one of the teachers in the transition room here at C&M! I graduated from Brooke High School in 2011 and am married with three incredible children of my own. Addisyn, Parker, and Maverick. I think that working in childcare is the most rewarding and fun job that you could possibly have! I am so excited to be a part of C&M Play Studio.

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Kari
Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Kari and I recently just graduated from Robert Morris University with a BS in Psychology and Education! I’ve been working in childcare for 4 years and am excited to continue at C&M! When I’m not at work, I love to play with my puppies, try new restaurants and explore all things Pittsburgh!

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Taylor
Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Miss Taylor, and I grew up in Oakdale, PA. I graduated from the Community College of Allegheny County in December 2020 with my Associates Degree in General Studies and I am also working towards my CDA. I am looking to further my education in Child Development. I took Child Development classes in High School, also I have taught swim lessons during the summers. I have always loved teaching children new skills and seeing the way each child masters their new skills. I am so excited to share this experience with the children at C&M Play Studio during my first year of teaching. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and to be a part of the C&M Community!

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Jenna
Toddler Teacher

Hi my name is Miss Jenna.  I currently reside in Moon Township with my husband and two children. I began my career at C&M in October 2022.  I have over 7 years experience in childcare and have an associates degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Spending time with family is most important to me, in my free time I enjoy baking and photography.  I am excited to be a part of the C&M  family and look forward to working with your child!   

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Lindsey
Toddler Teacher

Hi there! My name is Miss Lindsay, and I couldn’t be more excited to be at C&M Play Studio. I currently reside in Carnegie, but have lived on the South Side and went to the University of Pittsburgh where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with minors in Sociology and Gender Studies. I don’t have any children myself (unless you count my two cats, who are very spoiled), but have been working in professional early childhood education for five years. I grew up in Lancaster County where my mom worked as a Montessori teacher of two year olds, so naturally I spent lots of time in classrooms, getting into babysitting as early as 14. I believe strongly in positive reinforcement, as well as using art, music, and sensory activities for expressions of self and big feelings. Outside of work, I love re-watching The Office and New Girl, going on hikes and runs, and crafting. I also love pickles and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Lastly, I promise to be a loving, silly, and dedicated teacher who provides a safe and joyful environment while your child is in our classroom.

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Autumn
Toddler Teacher

Hello, my name is Autumn. I grew up in Ellwood city. I have been changing diapers since my twin brothers were born. I started working with children of ages between 3 months to 18 years old after I graduated college. I taught swim lessons, nannied, and taught at learning centers. I lived in Prague for two years and adored teaching abroad. When I came home I wanted to continue working with children. I hope to get my masters degree in Early elementary education. I like to sing karaoke and perform in anything I can on the weekends. I was a stand up poetry finalist for Pittsburgh this year. I love writing reading and chilling with my dog. 

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