Abby | Owner
I am the owner of C&M Play Studio, a 13,000 square foot childcare facility that includes 11 classrooms, a gym, has over 35 teachers, and 180+ students enrolled. I get to use my business, sport and childcare backgrounds plus the ideas and values that I have gained from parenting my own two children.
I want every parent and every child who walks through my door to feel welcome and free to be themselves. I always say, "I did not create this for the kids. I created it for the families." I am proud of what I have accomplished and overcome in my business life, my personal life, and as a parent. I am proud of the side of myself that lives fearlessly and I am proud of my messy side that tells myself daily that I will eventually get it together. I want all of my parents, students and staff to realize all the amazing things about themselves, others, and worry less about the flaws.
When I am not at the center, I find my calm through books and spending time outside. I love being a mom to my 4 year old daughter and 6 year old son and having fun with them, my husband, and my friends.
Autumn | Director
Hi! My name is Miss Autumn and I grew up in Oakdale, PA. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and earned my Bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Psychology. I have been teaching preschool, ages 3-5, for 3 years, also I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor since I was 15 years old. I have been teaching children for the past 9 years between multiple sports and class levels. I have always dreamed of opening my own childcare center to ensure the best care and development for the children in the community. I am very excited to see how this opportunity of being C&M Play Studio’s Director has in store.
Kelly | Director
Hi! My name is Miss Kelly and I grew up in Bridgeville, PA. I received my Associates degree in Childcare at Community College of Allegheny County. I have been a nanny and preschool teacher for the past 5 years. Prior to that I was a stay at home mom to my 3 boys after being afforded the opportunity to “retire” from my restaurant manager position of 20 years. My passion has always been working with children and I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to teach our future generation.
Jess | Assistant Director
Hi! My name is Miss Jessica and I grew up in Lower Burrell, PA. I received my infant and toddler CDA from North Hampton Community College in 2019. I plan on starting my associates in Early Childhood Education in the near future. I have worked with infants for 14 years, mainly in the daycare setting but also I have nannied over the years. I am married and have two boys, Gavin and Luca! I believe all aspects of a child’s environment plays a major role in the success of their early development. It should enhance the children’s interest in all developmental areas.
Jenna | Marketing Director
Hi! My name is Jenna and I specialize in Applied Management and have a passion for Marketing and Web Design. I attended Robert Morris University for two year majoring in Early Childhood Education & Special Education. I then transferred to Grand Canyon University where I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Management and have multiple years and certifications in Marketing.
I started my career as a Preschool Teacher at C&M Play Studio while I was still in school. I was hired before Abby even opened the doors of her facility. During that time, I was so excited to start teaching, so I made myself an entire binder full of my children's contact information, lesson plans, meet the teacher, worksheets, etc. When I did this, Abby saw that I had a creative side. Organically, I became the Marketing Director after a year which is when I started to take marketing more seriously, and fell in love with it.
Kathryn | Education Supervisor
Hi! My name is Kathryn Lucia, and I grew up in McMurray, PA. I
currently live in Oakdale, PA. I graduated from Community College of Allegheny County in May 2020 with my associate degree in Early Education and Child Development. I am also certified in infant Mental Health and Early Education, also from CCAC. This is my eighth year working with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years of age. I have been anything from a childcare provider to an in-home nanny to a nursery worker. I am continuing my education at California University of PA to earn a Bachelor's degree, also in the education field. I am very passionate about working with children and have dedicated my entire life to the field. My goal is to help your child reach milestones and goals with support on all domains of development while providing a safe and nurturing environment.
Karen | Education Supervisor
Hi! My name is Karen and I grew up in Bridgeville, PA. I went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania for Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Sociology. I have been officially teaching since 2016 but have been working with children for many years before that.
Emily | Education Supervisor
Hi! My name is Miss Emily and I grew up in Allegheny Township. I currently reside in Crafton, PA with my husband and 1 year old daughter, Annaleigh. I graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. This is my 4th year teaching Preschool – PreK!