Lightway Life
The Winning Team!

Lindsay - Director

Hello! My name is Lindsay and I am very excited to be at Lightway! I have always loved working with children. The world through their eyes is so new and exciting. They make me feel energized and alive! I was born and raised in Lakewood, got my Bachelor's degree at Boston University, and came back to Colorado for my Master's degree at the University of Denver. I have worked with and cared for children in a variety of settings. Most recently, I was a first-grade teacher in the Denver Public Schools. I loved my students and realized I wanted to continue teaching children in a different environment, one that allowed me to support all aspects of their development -- social, emotional, physical, and cognitive. I am so excited to be back into child care. I can't wait to meet your family and amplify the love and care that your child already receives. We are going to have so much fun!

Martha - Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Martha Torres and I am so happy to be the Preschool Teacher at Lightway. I am originally from Mexico and moved to Colorado 10 years ago. I have 3 wonderful kids... one boy and two girls, and have been happily married for 21 years. I have worked with children of all ages for 10 years and have loved every minute!

I am bilingual and I also am teaching sign language to the children. I really enjoy working with kids and I'm looking forward to having lots of fun with yours. We are truly a family here!!

Christine - Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Christine and I am very excited to be here at Lightway. I grew up in Rhode Island and have worked with children for 16 years. I went to school in New Hampshire to become a teacher. I spent 2 years in Africa with the Peace Corps teaching children of all ages before moving here to Colorado. I love helping children learn and grow and I am very excited to be part of their lives.



Juanita - Toddler Teacher

HOLA! My name is Juanita Romero. I am originally from Mexico but I have lived the last 16 years in Jefferson County. I am married to my wonderful husband and we have three beautiful daughters. I have worked with toddlers for the past 10 years in Jefferson County, and I have completed childhood classes at Red Rocks Community College. I am a very loving and caring mom who is also very loving and caring towards all the amazing children and their family members.I enjoy spending my days with children more then I can explain, and I love giving them the care and supervision they deserve. I am looking forward to having fun and working with your children and your family.


Rose - Toddler Teacher
Hi, my name is Rosa, but I go by Rose. I absolutely love teaching and caring for children. I am very patient, outgoing and loving. I am bilingual. I speak English and Spanish. I have worked with infants and toddlers for many years! I love teaching and watching kids learn and grow. I am always doing fun and creative art projects, music and just being a kid with the kids.

I am a native of Colorado, and I love spending time with family and being outdoors. I am very excited to start this new journey with all of you and your kiddos at Lightway at The Ridge!


Tina - Toddler Teacher
Hi there!!, my name is Christina, but I go by Tina. I'm 21 years old and happily engaged. I love working and spending time with children. I've worked in childcare for many years, and I love every second of working with children. I’m the oldest child of 6 and gaining experience from watching and caring for my siblings I knew being a teacher is what I wanted to do. I've always had a passion of devoting my time to work with children of all ages. I think it's important to provide children with fun activities, creative art, and dance parties! I'm extremely excited to begin working at Lightway at the Ridge and meet all of you!!!


Jenee - Infant Nursery Supervisor

Hi, Iím Jenee & I am the Infant Supervisor. I am a Colorado native and I have worked with children and infants for over 8 years before finding Lightway. I have been at Lightway since the beginning of 2013 and it has been so wonderful ! I love the small community feel and knowing each and every kiddo, parent and family member. I love having a tight knit group of girls to work with and enjoy the day with. Itís been so awesome to be the person who gets to take care of & cuddle with all of these sweet babies- so thanks for sharing them! I look forward to continuing my relationship with all of the families here at Lightway :-)


Haley - Infant Nursery Supervisor
Hello Lightway Families!! My name is Haley and I am a Colorado native. I am extremely excited to join Lightway as the Infant Nursery Supervisor, and to get to know all of you and your precious kiddos.

I have been working as an early childhood educator for multiple years now…It is my Passion! I love more than anything working with infants, but I have also had lots of experience working with toddlers and children up to 6 years old.

I have a passion for teaching and couldn't imagine doing anything else. I love being a part of the learning process and working closely with families to help their child grow. I personally love reading, art, and yoga and always try to incorporate those in new and fun ways in the classroom. I can't wait to meet all the families and start working with your little ones!

Elaine - Infant/Toddler Teacher
Hola! My name is Elaine Kocourek, and I am from Venezuela. While living in Venezuela I was an accountant for an oil company until my husband and I moved to Denver. After soul searching for my passion in life, I discovered many years ago that my passion is working with children. I was blessed to find a career that I truly love, and since then I have been working with children for the last 14 years.

I am beyond grateful the door has opened for me at Lightway at The Ridge! Lightway is filled with precious babies, young children, families and it is a world that I am so happy and grateful to be part of. Thank you parents for trusting us, and I am looking forward to caring for your children!!


Taylor - Floater
Taylor- Floater Hi! Iím Taylor (the tailor). I was born and raised in New York. I attended college in the beautiful Catskill mountains, at Oneonta State University of New York, where she studied art and business. Shortly after graduating college, I began working as an art therapist for adults and children with autism, both privately and in various group homes around the New York area. I also worked as a costume designer, on and off Broadway and taught sewing at the college level, in children's theaters and privately since 2008. I started working at Lightway in 2012 and have absolutely loved being a part of this community! So much so that it led me to start my very own art and music studio right down the street (The Creation Station).

Meg - All Around Teacher

Hey! I'm Meg and I moved out west from Ohio 6 years ago. I have spent a long time since graduating in 2007 finding my true calling. I initially purchased a clothing boutique which I ran for 5 years near the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. I realized I needed a career that was more personally fulfilling, sold the business, and took the position as the Child Watch Coordinator for the YMCA, where I knew my true calling was to be around children. I moved closer to Denver, and found Lightways! I believe I have found the perfect home away from home. And of course....Go Buckeyes!

Cecy - Lightway Substitute

Hi! My name is Cecy! I am a Colorado native who has always loved working with kids. Currently, I am studying Nursing and Spanish at Red Rocks Community College. I am bilingual and enjoy speaking Spanish with the kids. Iíve been babysitting Lightway kids for years and am excited to be part of the Lightway staff!

Klare - Founder

My name is Klare Looney and I created Lightway after having my son and trying to find good care. When visiting other daycare facilities, there was always something that each center was lacking in regards to what I was wanting in a center. I knew I couldn't leave my child at any place but the perfect place. After months of searching and not being satisfied, I decided to create a place that had Everything I was looking for and more.

Being a working mother and knowing how difficult it can be, I wanted to make sure and incorporate perks that the parents could benefit from as well. I was also concerned with my child being just another number in a large facility, and that is why I wanted to create a small loving center. I feel as if this will give the kids the opportunity to still have the benefits of interacting with other children, as well as being a part of close intimate family environment. Lightway At Sloan's truly offers everything and more that I ever wanted, and I hope to offer that to you as well.

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Lightway at Sloans
5440 West 25th Avenue
Edgewater, CO 80214

Lightway at The Ridge
4340 Harlan Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033