Meet Our Teachers...

Amy Hornyak

Owner

Hello, my name is Amy Hornyak, and I am the proud owner of All About Kidz Child Development and Learning Center.  After working in childcare for 8 years and attending Pennsylvania State University for Early Childhood Education, in 2010, I decided to pursue my dreams and open a childcare/learning center within the Fox Chapel School District.  Over the past few years, I have watched my business grow with love, passion, and teachers who are dedicated to the Early Childhood field.  My goal is to provide the community with a learning center and childcare center that stands out from the rest because of the care, education, love, and dedication that is given to each and every child that is in our care.  My dreams of owning a center, and becoming a part of each child's everyday routine and love for education have been nothing short of amazing.  I also have two children of my own, Joseph (14) and Joshua (11). Being a mother to my own children as well as all of my children at AAK is the most rewarding job that I could possibly have.

Ms. Jackie

Director

Jackie is a 2006 graduate of Highlands High school. She worked in childcare while in high school which prompted her to want to continue and study education in the Early Childhood Field.  Jackie attended Slippery Rock University where she graduated and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. She became a substitute teacher in multiple districts and within other childcare centers after graduating.  Jackie started of at All About Kidz teaching in the Pre-K classroom, and then later was promoted to Director in 2018.   She is also a mother to her sons Landon and Mason who attend All About Kidz on a daily basis. 

Ms. Michelle

Infant Room Teacher

Ms. Danielle

Infant Room Teacher

Danielle is part of our team of Infant Room teachers.  She is a 2007 graduate of Plum Highschool.  She took a early childhood class and helped care for her nieces and nephews, which is what prompted her to fall in love with working with children. Danielle attended CCAC where she graduated and obtained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in the childcare field for many years and has worked with all age groups, infants thru Pre-K.  She also has two daughters that attend All About Kidz.

Ms. Patty

Infant Room Teacher

Ms. Patty has been working with children for over ten years, including some time working one on one with special needs children. Patty also attended Point Park University and has a Bachelor's Degree in English. She also enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with her family.  Patty also has two daughters that attend All About Kidz. She has worked with all ages including Highschool, but says that she loves the babies best! 

Ms. Rachel

Infant Room Teacher

Ms. Rachel is part of our team of Infant Room teachers.  She is a Fox Chapel Graduate where she also attended Beattie Tech for Early Childhood, and then furthered her teaching career studying Early Childhood at CCAC. She is very passionate about teaching and being a childcare provider is something that she holds close to her heart. She also has a daughter that attends All About Kidz on a daily basis.  

Ms. Lisa

Younger Toddler Teacher

We have had the pleasure of Ms. Lisa being a teacher in our classrooms since 2013.  Lisa is a 1997 graduate of Fox Chapel High School and resides in the district with her three children. Lisa has been working in the childcare field for around 20 years with an abundance of experience in every classroom and all age groups.  Also, Lisa is currently attending Penn Foster online to obtain an associate's degree in early childhood education to continue and further her career in the field.  Lisa 's classroom and daily routines clearly show that working with infants is what she loves to do.  From all of the cute artwork that hangs on her classroom walls to the amazing one on one individualized care that she gives to the children in her classroom, it truly shows how much working in the early childhood field means to her as well as the love that she has for the children in her classroom as well as all of the children throughout the center. Ms. Lisa is also attending Westmoreland Community College in order to complete the CDA certificate program.

Ms. Sara

Younger Toddler Teacher

Ms. Breanna

Younger Toddler Teacher

Ms. Breanna  is a 2015 graduate of Fox Chapel High school.  She is the oldest sibling in her family and has grown up around children her whole life.  Breanna has watched children on and off for the past five years and just has a true love and passion for working with children. Breanna started out as an assistant to our transition classroom teacher and now co-teaches in the young ones classroom with Ms. Chelsie.  Breanna is also attending school at Westmoreland Community College working towards her CDA certificate. 

Ms. Chelsie

Younger Toddler Teacher

Ms. Chelsie is a 2009 Burrell graduate. in 2014, she graduated from LaRoche College with a degree in Sociology.  Prior to working here with us at All About Kidz, Chelsie was working as a care manager for a local non-profit organization here in the Pittsburgh area. Chelsie also has two daughters who attend All About Kidz on a daily basis. 

Ms. Rachel

Older Toddler Teacher

Ms. Rachel has been working at All About Kidz since 2018.  She started as a teacher in our one year old classroom, but has now found her passion in working with the two year olds. She has been working in the Early Childhood field for seven years and is currently working towards her Associates Degree in the field. She loves interacting with all of the children in her class and making a positive difference in their lives.  Her ultimate goal is to be the best childcare provider that she can be while growing and learning with her classroom. 

Ms. Mia

Older Toddler Teacher

Ms. Mia is a 2015 graduate of Deer Lakes Highschool.  Mia also attended a tech school during high school studying Early Childhood while working with children every day. After high school, Mia has worked in a handful of centers as well as a nanny for a few families in the area. Ms. Mia works with Ms. Rachel in the older twos classroom and couldn't be happier about her decision to join our team at All About Kidz!  She also is the youngest of seven siblings and has 7 nieces and nephews that she feels has kickstarted her career in the early childhood field! 

Ms. Chelsey

Older Toddler Teacher

Ms. Sandy

Older Toddler Teacher

Ms. Olivia

Older Toddler Assistant

Olivia is a Fox Chapel Graduate and a graduate from CCAC with a degree in Early Childhood.  Olivia was a girl scout during her school years and has helped out with Sunset Camp for six years as a program aide.  She was also a Camp counselor for Indiana Township for a few years at their Summer Camp in which she had the pleasure of working one on one with children on a daily basis.  Olivia has two younger sisters and a dog named Onyx and has been a part of our team at All About Kidz since 2018. 

Ms. Nicole

Preschool 3 Teacher

Ms. Nicole teachers in our Preschool 3 classroom.  She is a 1996 graduate from Knoch Highschool. Nicole graduated from Clarion University in 2000 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working in the childcare field for 16 years.  Nicole's favorite part of being a teacher is watching the children learn and grow in the year that they spend with her.  Nicole resides in the Cheswick area with her husband, two children and their cat, Callie. 

Ms. Michele

Preschool 3 Teacher

Ms. Michele has been in the childcare field for 5 years.  Before starting in childcare, Michele worked for 11 years as a Vocational Rehab Supervisor at a local non-profit organization.  Michele graduated from Slippery Rock University is 2003, with a Bachelors Degree in Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities. Michele resides in the Cheswick area with her husband and two children, one of which attends All About Kidz on a daily basis.  Michele enjoys camping and spending time with her family and friends.

Ms. Carrie

Preschool 4 Teacher

Ms. Carrie is a resident of West Deer and has three children who currently attend school within the Deer Lakes School District.  She previously attended Edinboro University where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Hearing disorders.  Carrie worked in Special Education for three years before coming to All About Kidz following down her path to continue working with young children.  She is a part time teacher at AAK that primarily works with our preschool classrooms.  She enjoys working one on one with the children in her care and creating a wide variety of visual art projects within the classroom.  Also, she enjoys being outdoors and adds a touch of nature into the classroom as well.

Ms. Jaime

Preschool 4 Teacher

Ms. Jaime teachers in our Preschool 4 Classroom.  She graduated in 2001 from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been working with children of all ages for over 20 years. She loves teaching the Preschool age because she knows the huge impact it has on their lives and loves seeing the smile on their face when they learn something new. Jaime also has three daughters and loves spending time with them outdoors any chance she gets! She also enjoys all Pittsburgh sports, listening to music, and reading! 

Ms. Marlee

Preschool 4 Teacher

Marlee graduated from Waynesburg University in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Education.  She has been working in and out of classrooms for many years and loves being with children of all ages. Working with children has always been what Marlee wanted to do in her career, as she knew she wanted to work with children from day 1. The feeling of making a difference in the children's lives is what she feels most passionate about in her classroom. Ms. Marlee is the mother of her son Danny, who also attends All About Kidz. 

Ms. Dana

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Ashley K

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Ashley is part of our team of Pre-Kindergarten teachers at All About Kidz. Ashley graduated from Carlow University is 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education. She has spent over seven years working in the Early Childhood setting teaching Preschool, and over four years working in Special Education. Ashley joined All About Kidz in hopes of setting a positive foundation in the hearts and minds of young children as they begin their educational journey.  She is also a mother to two children, Elora and Roland, who both attend All About Kidz on a daily basis.

Ms. Alicia

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Alicia is one of our Pre-K teachers at All About Kidz.  She graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education.  She has been working with children for several years in and out of a classroom setting.  Ms. Alicia has always wanted to be a teacher and feels that her dream is now being fulfilled, working with our Pre-Kindergarten students here at All About Kidz.

Ms. Ashley W

School Age Teacher

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