Faculty and Staff
Our faculty have all taken courses in Early Childhood Education, CPR, 1st aid, Blood Borne Pathogens training, and ongoing monthly training. All of our staff must go through an extensive background check by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check. Once they have passed the background check, we assign them to a classroom which is especially suited for their talents and expertise.
Ms. Flo, Executive Director of Denver Child Care Center and Denver Child Care Academy, has played an important role with Denver Child Care Center since 1986. Her lifelong passion of providing high quality childcare drives her to come to work every day with a smile. Her dedication and high expectations advanced her from a janitorial position to lead teacher and later to Executive Director of all three schools at the Denver Child Care Campus. She attended Community College of Denver and Metro State University of Denver for her classes in Early Childhood Education and director certification. In her spare time she enjoys watching scary movies, shopping and reading Stephen King books. Ms. Flo's mission is to run an outstanding child care center that brings community, family and children together in working towards a better tomorrow.
I am thrilled to be the Director at Denver Child Care Academy. I believe in the importance of early childhood education and its critical role in the growth of a child's mind and spirit. I am excited to have the opportunity to utilize this understanding to help your child thrive during their time at the Denver Child Care Academy. More about the Director
Ms.Cecilia is our wonderful Assistant Director who joined the Denver Child Care Center family in 2015. Ms. Cecilia was born and raised in Denver, Co and on her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys playing tennis and any outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and snowboarding. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 with a BA in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English as a second language (ESL). Her passion is working with children and helping them reach their goals. Working at Denver Child Care Center allows her to do that and much more.
Ms. Susie is our Assistant Director. The Preschool classroom is located west of the DCCC in the Preschool House. Ms. Susie has been in Early Childhood Education for over 6 years. She has experience with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Ms. Susie holds a Master's Degree in Human Services specializing in counseling. She has been married for 20 years and has an amazing son who is 15 years. In her free time she enjoys reading, hanging out with family, and teaching Sunday School.
Ms. Cathy is our Lead Prekindergarten Teacher. The PreK classroom is located west of the DCCC in the PreK House. My name is Catalina but I like to go by Cathy. I have been working with children for over seven years now. I am currently Certified as ECT by the State of Colorado. I have been a Lead Teacher for a while now and love it very much. I have worked with all ages and have grown more attached to the Preschool classroom. I am very excited to be a part of the Denver Child Care Center. I take great passion and joy in preparing our children Kindergarten. I have my daughter Rosalie who is my best friend. She is the reason why I stood the field of Early Childhood Education. I love spending time with my family, dancing, watching movies, and summer BBQ’s.
Ms. Steph is our Lead Teacher for the Preschool 1 class. She has over 5 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Steph got her start with the DCCC family as an intern and quickly moved up to Lead Teacher. She takes great satisfaction to know her students are learning and having fun. There is nothing more rewarding to see her students excitement when they work together on a project and learn. Ms. Steph has also been a part of the Southwest community, having attended Lincoln High School. Ms. Steph has her CDA (Child Development Associate) and still is continuing school.
Ms. Paola is our Lead Teacher for the Junior Preschool class. She is another seasoned veteran at our center who has been awarded employee of the year twice. She absolutely loves her job which allows her to make a long-lasting positive impact on the students. Ms. Paola is also a resident of the community having attended both Kepner Middle School and Lincoln High School. Anabel then received her certificate in Early Childhood education in 2007.
Ms. Yolanda is our wonderful Lead Teacher for our Tiny Tots classroom. She has been a Lead Teacher since 2013 and her passion is working with children. Ms. Yolanda was born in Mexico City and came to Colorado when she was 8 years old. She has two adorable children named Ashley and Mateo whom she loves very much. On Ms. Yolanda's spare time she enjoys listening to music, camping, watching movies and spending time with her family and friends. Some of the things Ms. Yolanda enjoys cats, flowers and the color blue!
Ms. Rosie is the Lead Teacher in the Toddler Room and she is one of our seasoned veterans. She has been with the Denver Child Care family since 2008 and it is her greatest passion. She has lived in Denver for 19 years but hails from the great state of Texas. She has been blessed with three wonderful children named Andrew, Anthony and Adan. Fun facts about Ms. Rosie are that her favorite animal is a tiger, her favorite color is green and one day she would like to travel the world.