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  • 07-Dec-2018
    No School - Winter Wonderland Set-Up
    No school as the elves create our Winter Wonderland!..
  • 08-Dec-2018
    Winter Wonderland
    Don't miss the CPC event of the season! Come meet Santa, shop for yummy goodies and crafty ..
  • 15-Dec-2018
    Holiday Boutique
    11am to 3pm Creative Play Center will be hosting a holiday boutique experience for your..
  • 24-Dec-2018
    Winter Break
    No School Dec.24, 2018 - Jan. 7, 2019..
  • 31-Dec-2018
    Family Fun Night (Noon Years Eve Party)
    Mark your calendars for December 31st! We will have a NOON YEARS EVE PARTY from 10:00-1:00..
  • 15-Jan-2019
    Kindergarten Readiness
    On Tuesday, Jan 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Creative Play Center, learn all you need to know t..
  • 21-Jan-2019

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Meet our Staff

Kris Abraham

(Executive Director, Pre-K, and JK)

Ms. Kris has been on the permanent teaching staff at CPC for 9 years and holds a Parent Education Credential as well as a state certificate for preschool teaching.  In 2003, at Martinez Adult Education, she taught an established Mommy and Me class, which spun off into the new Mommy & Me Two for Toddlers.  Ms. Kris has also taught at The Secret Garden Co-op Preschool and Pioneer Montessori.

Ms. Kris has 4 children and co-oped at CPC for 10 years.

Danielle Gabellini-Newton

Mon/Wed/Fri AM/PM Teacher and Assistant Director

Ms.Danielle began her Child Development career teaching a Kindergarten program throughout various elementary schools within the Martinez Unified School District (2001-­2003). In 2003, she began teaching at a licensed private preschool in Pleasant Hill in which she stayed at until a teaching position opened up at Creative Play in 2014. She had been co-oping at CPC for the 2 years prior and was very excited to have the opportunity to teach at the school that she had chose for her son (pictured). 

Ms.Danielle fell in love with CPC's community, emphasis on parent education and family involvement and knew she had found where she was meant to be-­ not only as a 3 year co-­oper, 2 year board member (“DAC” Diablo Area Council President) and substitute teacher there, but as a staff member.

Ms.Danielle is a member of CAEYC (California Association for the Education of Young Children), has continuous participation in Professional Development sponsored by the Contra Costa County Office of Education, Diablo Valley College Early Childhood Education Department, CCC Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development and CCC Children & Family Services. She holds a Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is Director Certified per CA licensing requirements (Private Programs/Title 22, Community Care Licensing).