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Meet the leadership team of
Kidville Upper East Side!

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Megan Cunningham

Kidville Mayor mcunningham@kidville.com Meet Megan
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Megan Cunningham

Kidville Mayor

"I never stop feeling grateful to work at a place filled to the brim with such talented, passionate people and cute, curious kiddos."

Mayor Megan first joined the Kidville family in 2011 and knew right away it was the perfect place to combine her background in theatre with her years of experience as a full-time nanny. Since then, she's managed the front desk, led birthday parties, assisted in classes, and now leads the Upper East Side and Union Square teams. She thrives on fostering a welcoming and playful community of teachers, kiddos, parents, and caregivers, and loves nothing more than watching little ones delight in discovering something new.

Connect with her to talk about what you love and what we could be doing better (or if you just need someone to hold and cuddle your baby for a bit).

Connect with Megan Cunningham

mcunningham@kidville.com
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Cavanaugh Studyvin

Member Service Director cstudyvin@kidville.com Meet Cavanaugh
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Cavanaugh Studyvin

Member Service Director

"Families have told me that Kidville is like a second home for them and I couldn't be prouder to be a part of that

In what she describes as fate, Cavanaugh happened to stumble upon the Riverdale Kidville location right before their opening in 2013 and knew that she had found her next chapter! After spending three years as their Front Desk & Birthday Party Manager, she joined the Upper East Side family as Member Service Director. She strives to know every kiddo's name that walks through the door, and to provide the best customer service around by making it easy breezy for grownups managing their family's ever-changing and hectic schedules. She's famous around the 'ville for having snacks hiding in her desk at all times. When she's not at the front desk, you might see her around the UES with her best friend in the world...her dog, Darwin!

Connect with her to create the perfect schedule, find that last minute makeup spot, or to have the best summer ever at Camp Kidville!

Connect with Cavanaugh Studyvin

cstudyvin@kidville.com
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Felisha Heng

Birthday Party Manager fheng@kidville.com Meet Felisha
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Felisha Heng

Birthday Party Manager

"What I love most about Kidville is that we really know how to celebrate each other and I get to PLAY every day!"

From the minute Felisha walked through the Kidville doors, she knew she found a place where she belonged. She joined the Kidville team in 2014 as a Birthday Party Coordinator and Member Service Specialist and was crowned (yes..there was a ceremony) Birthday Party Manager within six months. She has planned over 1,000 parties at Kidville, helping to bring custom themes to life and inspiring unforgettable birthday memories! Felisha can always be counted on to bring the FUN and loves to create an atmosphere where kids and adults can be their most authentic selves. She can usually be found leading musical theater singalongs or bragging about her dog, Elphie.

Connect with her to plan the birthday party of your little one's dreams without having to lift a finger!

Connect with Felisha Heng

fheng@kidville.com
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Amelia Santoro

KVU Coordinator asantoro@kidville.com Meet Amelia
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Amelia Santoro

KVU Coordinator

"My favorite thing about working at Kidville is being a part of so many kiddos' lives through special moments, celebrations, and firsts."

Amelia Santoro is the KVU Coordinator and has been with with the team since 2016. She first walked through our doors as a Kidville mom with her oldest son and quickly fell in love with the atmosphere and energy. With a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Central Connecticut State University and years of experience leading private preschool classrooms, she proved to be the perfect person to manage the amazing team of KVU Play Professionals and to guide the KVU curriculum. She works to provide an enriching classroom structure, allowing toddlers to adapt to being on their own and feel confident in their independence. Amelia lives on the UES with her husband and two boys (both KVU kids!).

Connect with her to set up a tour and talk about how Kidville University could be the perfect first school experience for your little one.

Connect with Amelia Santoro

asantoro@kidville.com
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Kelsey Elaine Wilbanks

Member Service Specialist kwilbanks@kidville.com Meet Kelsey Elaine
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Kelsey Elaine Wilbanks

Member Service Specialist

"Every day I know I am going to be greeted with smiling faces and have sweet kisses blown my way from all of the kiddos that attend Kidville! They fill me with joy!"

Kelsey Elaine is originally from South Carolina and just embarked upon her Kidville journey in January 2019. Armed with a performance background, she originally applied to become a teacher at Kidville, knowing that it was the perfect place to share her love of the arts with children. But as soon as a role on the Member Services team presented itself, she knew she had a long term home! She quickly became known for providing personal and reliable customer service with a huge dash of love and she takes pride in making sure even our littlest members feel seen and heard.

Connect with her to sign up for a membership or for help building your child's perfect schedule.

Connect with Kelsey Elaine Wilbanks

kwilbanks@kidville.com
Allyson Duarte

Allyson Duarte

Member Service Specialist aduarte@kidville.com Meet Allyson
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Allyson Duarte

Member Service Specialist

"Kidville encourages kids' imaginations to soar and establishes at a young age that nothing is impossible. Crafting a spaceship out of a cardboard box that will land on Mars by noon? Why not?!"

Allyson joined the ranks of the Kidville front desk team in the Fall of 2018! You can find her at the front desk Friday through Sunday welcoming Kidville kids with a smile and plenty of high-fives! After graduating from The Boston Conservatory with a degree in musical theater, Allyson moved to NYC and found a home at Kidville. Her unique background in the arts has given her a creative and dynamic approach when working with kiddos. As a performer, she is fascinated by children’s innate ability to pretend. Every day at Kidville offers exciting opportunities to reconnect with her own imagination when surrounded by the free spirits of kids!

Connect with her to schedule classes or to request a donation from Kidville for your local charity auction or raffle.

Connect with Allyson Duarte

aduarte@kidville.com

Meet the Play Professionals of Kidville Upper East Side!

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Anna

Years at Kidville: 3
Find me in Rockin' Railroad!
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Alejandra

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Rockin' Railroad!
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Alison

Years at Kidville: 3
Find me in Kidville University!
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Andrew

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Varsity Sports!
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Arik

Years at Kidville: 5
Find me in Big Muscle Playtime!
Beatrice

Beatrice

Years at Kidville: 14
Find me in Kidville University Grad!
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Bradley

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Kidville University!
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Bri

Years at Kidville: just started! Find me in Mess Lab!
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Brynne

Years at Kidville: 3
Find me in Kidville University!
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Calvin

Years at Kidville: just started!
Find me in Rockin' Railroad!
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Carolyn

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Kidville University!
Chris

Chris

Years at Kidville: 7
Find me on drums in Rockin' Railroad!
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Christian

Years at Kidville: just started!
Find me in Creative Movers!
Dana

Dana

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in My Big Messy Art Class!
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Danielle

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Big Muscle Workout!
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Evan

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Rockin' Railroad!
Gabi

Gabi

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Savvy Scientists!
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Hannah

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Kidville University!
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Jennifer

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Maker Lab!
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Joey

Years at Kidville: 14
Find me on drums in Rockin' Railroad!
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Katie

Years at Kidville: 11
Find me in Kidville University!
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Leighann

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Kidville University!
Marc

Marc

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Heroes in Training!
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Megan

Years at Kidville: 3
Find me in Kidville University
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Melody

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Circle Sing & Play!
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Petra

Years at Kidville: 1
Find me in Ballet Tea Party!
Rachael

Rachael

Years at Kidville: 2
Find me in Kidville University Grad!
Ryan

Ryan

Years at Kidville: 11
Find me playing guitar in Kidville University!
Sonia

Sonia

Years at Kidville: 11
Find me in Kidville University!
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Taylor

Years at Kidville: just started!
Find me in Kidville University!
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Vilma

Years at Kidville: 11
Find me in Kidville University!
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Walker

Years at Kidville: just started!
Find me in My Big Messy Art!
Will

Will

Years at Kidville: 6
Find me in Kidville University!
Zach

Zach

Years at Kidville: 7
Find me in Rockin' Railroad!

Kidville is powered by our people!

We believe that remarkable experiences are handcrafted by people who LOVE what they do!

Mission in motion

We align leaders, teachers, artists and musicians with positions that match their talents and purpose.

We take pride in sourcing, hiring and training the best talent to make magic happen at Kidville locations around the world.  Our vision is to build an ensemble to collectively put our mission statement in motion through our daily service to the families in our community.

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Where work is play!

We take ‘whistle while you work’ to the next level and put PLAY at the center of how we interact, create and communicate as a team. Are you ready to LOVE what you do?

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