CREATIVE MINDS PRESCHOOL TEAM
Christie Finnegan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management and a minor in Studio Arts from the College of Charleston. She is an experienced childcare professional, small business owner and mother of three daughters. Christie has a passionate understanding for children and has been a preschool teacher for 20 years as well as a skilled art instructor who loves introducing young children to a variety of media.
Amelia Maher is a student currently enrolled at the College of Charleston. She has been working with children from a young age, through babysitting and then later through teaching preschool-age children. Amelia is passionate about working with children and creating a fun and safe environment for them to grow. When she’s not busy in the classroom, she’s busy at home with her two young siblings, Athana and Georgie, or in her free time, she’s painting and drawing.
Owner / Founder of Sing, Play, & Learn
Sing, Play, & Learn with Miss Crystal is a fun, play-based, early childhood music education! Our research-based techniques and high-energy environment keep your little ones engaged and having fun, all the while growing their musical development. They’ll build confidence and musical creativity. Our music is very interactive and a great way for your child to boost their fine motor skills, learn and have appreciation for music from all over the world.
Sabrina Clark, MT-BC, NICU-MT has been a board-certified music therapist since March of 2020. She completed her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from The University of Alabama, completing her internship in Fairfax County Public Schools. Her primary instrument is voice, but she is also an accomplished guitarist, pianist, and ukulelist. Her clinical experience includes: working with infants in the NICU, children with Autism, pediatric unit patients, teens with emotional and behavioral disorders, adult psychiatric intensive care unit patients, adults with varying disabilities, older adults with dementia, and hospice patients. Sabrina enjoys working with all who have a love for music! She is excited to provide music therapy for all in the greater Charleston area. She is First Aid and CPR Certified by the American Red Cross for both children and adults.
Owner / Founder of Sing, Play, & Learn
Aylin has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She decided to dedicate her life to helping people through yoga, and attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Acapulco in the fall of 2008. She ended a career in real estate and began teaching full time in Chicago and Naperville, Illinois. It was one of the most rewarding decisions she ever made. Aylin was later trained in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, prenatal and Power Yoga. Originally from the midwest, Michigan and Illinois, Aylin moved to Charleston in 2016 with her family and absolutely loves her new home and studio. She currently teaches at 360 Yoga Charleston, and manages the studio as well. Aylin continues her wellness journey by attending classes and workshops. Most recently she became a Reiki Master.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I moved to Colorado in my 20s, where I found healing through meditation and nature. While in Colorado, my husband and I had our three beautiful children. We relocated to South Carolina in 2019. Just six months after our move, I received a cancer diagnosis. Throughout the treatment process, I clung to my meditation practices. Soon after, I attended a sound bath and became hooked. With small children, I couldn't attend numerous sound baths, so I purchased some bowls and learned how their frequencies can be life-changing. I am now a certified sound healer through a CMA approved program. I have been playing for two years now and adore the positive effects it has on people. In my spare time, I volunteer and play my instruments for the kids on the hematology-oncology floor at MUSC. I enjoy traveling with my husband, spending time with my kids, relishing great food, and Charleston has definitely not disappointed me on that front.