The Purple Room

Cindy Shillinger

Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn State and her Master’s Degree in Program Administration from Mt. Vernon College. Cindy has worked in the field of early childhood for over 30 years, having taught at some wonderful programs in Boston and Washington, DC. Cindy has worn many hats at Playschool through the many years that she’s been here (including four years as our Director), but she says teaching is by far the most rewarding!

Cindy lives in Kimberton with her husband, Mike and their three girls who are all Playschool graduates. When not at Playschool, Cindy volunteers with the high school and is involved in her church’s bell choir and Sunday School program. She also serves on Zion Lutheran Preschool's Board of Directors. She loves to bake and follow the Philadelphia Union soccer team. Charlestown Playhouse has a special place in her heart and her hope is that it will hold a special place in your hearts as well. 

Read more about Cindy in our March 2021 Staff Spotlight.

Makena Miller

Makena joined the Playschool staff as an Assistant Teacher in 2020. She is currently earning an undergraduate degree in Education.