About Us

♥ First of all, what in the world are “Warm Fuzzies”? Here are a few definitions:

  • The warm, pleasant sensations one feels in the stomach and heart area when emotionally moved by an act of goodwill or love
  • Feelings of happiness, contentment or sentimentality
  • The feeling evoked by being enclosed in a warm blanket

 

♥  Chelsea Conger IMG_9268

I am a mother, artist, quilter, home improvement enthusiast, muralist, teacher, dreamer, baker, and lover of all things whimsical and happy. At Warm Fuzzies Preschool I am a teacher, care giver, story teller, boo-boo healer, and our students’ number one fan. I knew when I was a wee little girl that I wanted to be a teacher. What could be better than helping little children discover and learn about our world? Since graduating from Eastern Michigan University with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education I have taught preschool (play-based), traditional kindergarten, and Montessori preschool and kindergarten. I have loved it all and have been waiting for the chance to put it all together, pull out the best parts of each and start my own school. That is how Warm Fuzzies Preschool was created!


Credentials:

  • Bachelors in Elementary Education (Eastern Michigan University) 2007
  • Minor in Fine Arts
  • Montessori Teaching Certificate (Montessori Education Center of the Rockies) (AMS) 2011
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Medication Administration Training
  • Universal Precautions Training

Experience:

  • Warm Fuzzies Preschool Owner/Teacher since 2013
  • Montessori Teacher (Preschool and Kindergarten) (children 3-6yrs.) Escuela Valdez (dual language/Montessori in Denver Public Schools) (Denver, CO) 2011-2013
  • Kindergarten Teacher (Denver Green School in Denver Public Schools) (Denver, CO) 2010-2011
  • Kindergarten Teacher (Elk Creek Elementary in Garfield Re-2 School District) (New Castle, CO) 2008-2010
  • Lead Preschool Teacher (children 2.5-5yrs)(The Discovery Center) (Ann Arbor, MI) 2007-2008
  • Nanny for two girls ages 2.5 and 4 (Ann Arobr, MI) 2005-2007

 

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 Frederic Conger

Frederic, also known as Freddie, The Fredster, Freddie G, and Fred, is our oldest darling baby boy. He was born in December of 2012 and is a spectacular little dude (yes, we might be biased)! He loves playing basketball, laughing, searching for bugs, reading books, chatting, riding his bike, and is a big time animal lover. Freddie will be at Warm Fuzzies Preschool every day until he heads to kindergarten in the fall of 2018. 

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♥ Franklin and Theodore Conger

Franklin (Frankie) and Theodore (Teddy) are our amazing twin baby boys. They were quite the surprise but have been an incredible gift to our family. They were born in October 2014 and are adorable, chubby, happy little boys (again, yes, we might be biased)! Frankie and Teddy will also be at Warm Fuzzies Preschool every day. 

 

♥ David Conger                          11231810_10205500071754463_6550606641467545066_n

Dave, or Davey as I like to call him, is my wonderful husband. He is also a teacher and specializes in Mathematics and Physical Education. In addition to his teaching license Dave also has a B.A. in Economics & Business Management. He handles all of the “behind the scenes” business at Warm Fuzzies and makes sure that all of our ducks are in a row! Dave is also present in the classroom and is a teacher and role model at Warm Fuzzies. Dave loves doing anything outdoors and anything active. He played basketball in Dexter and then at Albion college but after tearing his ACLs (ligament in the knee) 3 times (yes, 3!!), he decided to retire. Now he does still shoot hoops, but only with Freddie, Frankie, and Teddy.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management (Albion College)
  • Teaching Certificate in Physical Education (Eastern Michigan University)
  • Highly Qualified status in Mathematics
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Medication Administration Training
  • Universal Precautions Training

Experience:

  • Warm Fuzzies Preschool Owner/Teacher since 2013
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher (Denver, CO) 2011-2013)
  • Physical Education Teacher (K-8) (Denver, CO) 2010-2011
  • Physical Education Teacher (6-8) (Rifle, CO) 2009-2010
  • 7th Grade Math Teacher (Rifle, CO) 2008-2009
  • Basketball Coach (7th grade girls and boys) 2008-2012
  • Girls Volleyball Coach (7th Grade) 2008-2010

 

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  • Cricket is our 13 year old sweetie pie. She is a lab/shepherd mix and she has been in our family since we adopted her when she was 6 weeks old. She is gentle, loving, protective, and happy. She likes to bark when people arrive but other than that she is the perfect dog.
  • Chickens- we currently have 15 chickens that we hatched in the classroom. They have been handled since birth and are very friendly (when we can catch them!)
  • Ducks- We have 3 Pekin ducks that live on our pond. They are hilarious to watch and love to eat peas, worms, and dandelions!
  • We have 2 lambs that we adopted at 1 and 3 weeks old as bottle babies. Sylvester is black and Calbert is white. They are both Southdown Babydoll sheep.
  • We will be adding to our little farm year by year and we will update this as we grow. 17522713_655501201300328_1034839201497907934_n 18056898_663576833826098_2828209631024679765_n 18157117_663576943826087_4594495157860774459_n

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