Lightway Life
The Winning Team!

Klare - Owner

My name is Klare Looney and I am the Founder/Owner of Lightway at The Ridge (The Ridge). I initially created Lightway at Sloans in 2007 after having my son and trying to find good care. In 2017, I expanded Lightway with the opening of the second location, The Ridge.

In late 2019, I sold Lightway at Sloans to an amazing couple, and parents of two young children, Todd and Michelle Belanger.

When initially visiting other daycare facilities, there was always something that each center was lacking regarding what I was wanting in a place for my child. I knew I could not leave my child at any place but the perfect place. After months of searching and not being satisfied, I decided to create something that had everything I (as a Mom) was looking for and more.

Being a working mother and knowing how difficult it can be, I wanted to ensure to create an inclusive Family for all children, parents, and teachers. I was 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 felt this would give the best opportunity to still have the benefits of interacting with other children, as well as being part of a close intimate family environment. The Ridge truly offers everything I wanted and more for my family and I hope it will offer that to you as well.

Rose - Infant Nursery Supervisor/Center Director

Hi, my name is Rosa, but I go by Rose. I am a native of Colorado, and I love spending time with family and being outdoors whenever I can. I have been working at Lightway at the Ridge since 2018. I absolutely love teaching and caring for children! I am very patient, outgoing and loving. I am bilingual and I speak English and Spanish, which I love sharing with the children. love teaching and watching kids learn and grow and I am always doing fun and creative art projects, music and just being a kid with the kids. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful team.

Jenee - Office Coordinator

My name is Jenee and I am a Colorado Native born and raised! I have been a part of Lightway since 2013. I worked in the infant room for 5 years at Sloan's before transitioning into the role of enrollment and teacher support. I can't even begin to tell you what Lightway means to me, and it is my privilege to get to bring new families into this amazing community! I have been working with children for over 18 years. I love watching them develop and grow! As a parent myself having my son attend Lighway was one of the best decisions that I ever made as parent. I was adding him into not only a wonderful social emotional and educational environment, but most importantly he was getting a family! We hope to get to know you and that you join our amazing community filled with love, laughter, and the support that you need as a parent. It truly takes a village!

Teresa - Toddler Teacher

Hello everyone! My name is Teresa am from Utah originally. My husband and I moved to Colorado almost 3 years ago and we love it! I have worked with children from all walks of life for the last 18 years. I started by working in a special needs preschool and eventually found a niche providing behavioral intervention services to children with autism. I worked with this clientele in school, community, and clinical settings for about a decade before I switched gears and began teaching swim lessons. I have been teaching swim lessons to infants and children for the last 4 years. Though I am not a mom myself, children are my life! I am now looking forward to getting to know your little ones and being a part of the Lightway Way!


Anay - Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Anay Jurado Carrasco. So happy to be working in the toddler room at Lightway at the Ridge. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and fiance, watching movies and taking walks. I also love working with kids, watching them play and learn all day. I knew very young I wanted to work with children. I come to work every day knowing the kiddos will be doing fun activities and gaining great skills that will help them in life. Being a small center has helped me connect with all the kiddos. Lightway had been a great place to build great relationships with the kiddos and parents. I am looking forward to having fun with your kiddos.



Elaine - Floater
My name is Elaine, 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 looking for a job for a few months, a surprising change happened in my life. I was blessed with my first nanny job, and have been enjoying this new career path for 14 years! I really love and enjoy taking care of babies and being around young children, and after 14 years a new door has opened for me at The Ridge. Upon entering I have found a truly enjoyable work environment filled with precious babies. young children. It is a world that I am so happy and grateful to be a part of!



  Daisy - Floater

Hi, my name is Daisy. I Have been working as an Early Childhood Educator for 8 yrs. I'm bilingual my second language is Spanish; I absolutely love working with kids! I also have experience working with infants and the cuddling is my absolute favorite. I have my 14-year-old son, his name is Moses and I'm very blessed to have him! And we recently just had another baby named Bella, she is such a joy! I'm outgoing and kind spirited, I love to go hiking and go to dance classes like Zumba. I love spending time with family as it is very important to me. I'm very grateful to be a part of the Lightway family, I'm looking forward to meeting all the amazing families and working with your little ones!

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

The Ridge
4340 Harlan Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033