♥“After having stayed home with my daughter for the first 2 ½ years of her life, I knew (like any parent) that I needed to find the perfect school for her first educational experience outside the home. After a fair amount of research, I ended up seeing a friend’s post about an amazing pre-school called Warm Fuzzies. My daughter and I took the tour, and I knew that this was where she belonged. The warmth and kindness of Chelsea and Dave was immediately apparent, and my daughter has thrived and excelled in their care. With the Montessori-based approach, she has learned a wide variety of topics, and she comes home every day excitedly talking about the projects she’s been working on, the letters and topics she’s learning, all of her friends, and how much she just loves “Ms. Chels and Mr. Dave” (after whom she’s named about half of her stuffed animals). She also loves the healthy and varied food they serve (she’s even become less picky at home – bonus!), all of the exploratory outside play time, and of course the indoor dance parties on days with inclement weather. Her enthusiasm and love for school are a true testament to just how special Warm Fuzzies is, and knowing that she’s going somewhere safe, fun, and in the care of wonderful, trustworthy teachers makes it a little easier saying goodbye to her every day. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found Warm Fuzzies, and I can’t recommend this school highly enough!” - Kate Grigsby and Nate Mender (Ella, age 3)
♥“My son started at Warm Fuzzies Preschool just after his second birthday. Very quickly Warm Fuzzies became his second home. He even asks to go on the weekends, and we have to remind him we don’t go every day. The joy and peace I have leaving him at school is enough for me to sing its praises, but the fact that he comes home with so much new knowledge is amazing! He’s not quite yet three, and I’m already having to look up his curriculum units to make sure I can communicate with him about what he is learning. He has built confidence, relationship skills and independence at Warm Fuzzies. Any child would benefit from being in the care of Chelsea and Dave and their amazing family.” - Cole and Ian Jacobs (Wade, age 2)
♥“We enrolled our daughter, Alice, at Warm Fuzzies Preschool in Denver when she was two years old. We chose Warm Fuzzies after an extensive search and many tours of preschools, and we are so pleased with our decision every day. The little red schoolhouse is a warm, intimate, personalized setting – we’ve always felt very much at home there, as has Alice. In her time at Warm Fuzzies, we’ve watched Alice’s independent, energetic, and social personality be nurtured and appreciated. Her creativity and imagination have skyrocketed, and she is always eager to talk about her day at school, her friends, art projects, the “jobs” she did, outside play, and facts she’s learned. Chelsea and Dave embrace and live the Montessori philosophy of viewing children as capable of so much more than they’re often given credit for, and we are so proud of Alice and grateful to Chelsea and Dave for fostering this in our daughter, and in us, as parents.” - Heidi and Steve Ardern (Alice, age 2)
♥“Dave and Chelsea Conger are among the most caring and patient people I’ve ever met. They know how to connect with preschoolers, nurture their curiosity, and set boundaries so that these little people can take appropriate risks and thrive. Warm Fuzzies promotes kindness, independence, and love for learning. My son has not once complained about going to school and is eager to share everything he’s learned; communication from school to home helps us talk with him about the monthly themes. As two working educators ourselves, my husband and I couldn’t be happier with Warm Fuzzies as our son’s first school experience.” – Stephanie and Shane Gronholz (Max, age 3.5)
♥“Chelsea and Dave provide a warm, loving and educational environment that empowers my child to be responsible for herself and considerate of others. My child’s time at Warm Fuzzies offers her the social development needed at her age, with the comfort and care that she is accustomed to at home. I highly recommend Warm Fuzzies!” - Courtney and Chad Murphy (Quinn age 3)
♥“My two-year old daughter, Elsa, started at Warm Fuzzies Preschool in November of 2013, and we are absolutely thrilled that this gets to be her first experience with school! In just the two months she’s been there, we’ve seen an increase in Elsa’s independence, confidence, ability to problem-solve and desire to tell stories.
Lead teacher Chelsea Conger understands how to work with children and has a gift with inspiring and guiding them to learn. Her husband Dave, also a teacher, helps out too, and is always excited to read and work with the kids. The two of them together bring a lot of teaching experience to the table, and it shows in the work they do with the kids.
Elsa goes there two days a week, and every time I drop her off, I leave feeling 100% confident that she will have a wonderful day engaged in all kinds of learning opportunities (letter lessons, theme-centered arts and crafts, building, sharing meals with her classmates, reading, listening, potty-training, playing outside, etc.). When I arrive to pick her up, it’s almost impossible to leave, and she often says, “I had fun at my school, mama!” For me, this is the most important thing: I want my children to have fun because they are engaged in learning, and that is what happens at Warm Fuzzies Preschool. Also, I really appreciate the clear communication and daily updates we get about Elsa’s growth and development.
We love Warm Fuzzies so much we’re sending Elsa, along with her 4-year-old brother, there for Summer Camp! I feel beyond lucky to have found this preschool, and I am ever grateful for Chelsea’s nurturing spirit and gift with teaching children.” - Jenny Hekkers (Elsa age 2 and Avery age 4)
♥“Our daughter Mattie has attended Warm Fuzzies Preschool for two years and started when she was 2 years old. We feel so fortunate to have had her learning and growing in the care of Chelsea and Dave. Together they have created the perfect environment for Mattie to grow, learn and gain confidence during this important time in her life. Chelsea is a dedicated teacher who loves what she does and it shows from the moment Mattie walks through the door and is greeted with a warm and happy smile. Chelsea is full of patience and we always see her getting down on the kids level to help with a project, read a book, and play. Dave is a gentle and attentive part of the team and creates a place where the kids can run and play in a safe, controlled environment. Mattie has benefited from their sincere efforts and we appreciate that they treat Mattie like a part of their family. There are many things that make Warm Fuzzies great: circle time, reading books, singing songs, fun art projects, plenty of outdoor play, making friends, learning to share, cleaning up, and eating healthy foods, are just a few. We could not be happier or more satisfied with Mattie’s first experience with school. Mattie is thriving and we feel her experiences with the other kids at Warm Fuzzies and the influence of Chelsea and Dave are big reasons for her success. We will never forget these two years.” – Rose and Neil (Mattie, age 4)
♥“Our daughter has been a student of Chelsea’s for 2 years. We cannot thank her enough for the light that we see daily in Norah’s eyes upon her return from school. Chelsea was able to recognize Norah’s curiosity and interest in learning from the young age of 3. A love of learning was innate in Norah, and Chelsea’s commitment to education and her passion for learning and children was a perfect match. Norah truly blossomed under Chelsea’s guidance and supervision. Simply stated, Chelsea is a gifted teacher. She is talented, engaging, thoughtful, and inspiring for all of the little minds that she comes in contact with. We will never forget Norah’s first school experience and we thank Chelsea for the positivity she supplied.” – Jodi and Jason Krause (Norah, age 4 and three quarters)
♥ “The nurturing and fun environment Chelsea and Dave Conger have created at Warm Fuzzies has had such a great impact on our daughter, Emery. Each day, when I pick a happy girl up from school, and hear her chatter about her day and what she’s learning, I’m reminded how grateful I am for Warm Fuzzies. The Congers do an amazing job creating a learning environment that’s fun, where outdoor play is a priority, and both creativity and responsibility are nurtured. The love and respect that Dave and Chelsea show each other and the children in their care sets a wonderful tone in their classroom. If you have any interest in exploring the opportunity to send your child to Warm Fuzzes, I highly suggest you tour and meet the Conger Family!” - Kelly and Travis Nelson (Emery, age 2)
♥ “I have been a mother for almost 19 years and in all the time my children have been in school, not one other teacher has made such an impact on one of my littles as Mrs. Chelsea Conger did. My son had her for kindergarten 3 years ago and has not forgotten to this day that she was his “most favoritest” teacher ever! She is kind & caring, passionate about her role as teacher, friend, mother, etc. I know what it is like to have a teacher hold a special place in your heart and because my son adores her, Chelsea will always have that place in our hearts. I would not hesitate to refer Chelsea as a child care provider or teacher. Any child that has the opportunity to spend time with her is in loving hands. We were sad to see her leave our small community but so thrilled that she is still working with children and sharing the experience we were blessed to have with her.” - Sunny Geisner (Nathan, age 9)
♥ ”Our daughter was in Ms. Chelsea’s class for two years. Ms. Chelsea is the quintessential preschool teacher. She is energetic and loving, yet firm when she needs to be. Our daughter loved having Ms. Chelsea as a teacher, and still talks about her. Not only is Ms. Chelsea a wonderful teacher, she helped instill many important qualities in our daughter, such as self confidence, a sense of responsibility, and respect for others. I wish we still had Ms. Chelsea as our teacher!” - Scott and Molly Gilpin (Audrey, 7)
♥ ”Any child who has Chelsea Conger as teacher is very fortunate. We could not have been more pleased with her as our daughter’s kindergarten teacher. Chelsea Conger not only skillfully teaches children what they need to succeed in school but she also lovingly nurtures a passion and excitement about being life long, self-motivated learners.” - Phil and Rose Silberman (Flora, age 7)
♥ “Warm Fuzzies Preschool is the perfect name for Chelsea Conger’s Preschool, because that is exactly what she is…warm and fuzzy. Chelsea is engaging, dynamic, compassionate, loving, and committed to her students and their academic growth. As a colleague of Chelsea’s, I can say that any child will be engaged, challenged, and loved daily under Chelsea’s steady hand. Her experience in the public school sector as well as her Montessori training allows her to meet your child at any developmental level and deliver exactly what they need at every moment. Lessons are delivered in an exciting and charming fashion, incorporating art, music, movement and fun! Rest assured that any student under Chelsea’s guidance will flourish.” -Jennifer Anderson-Ehrlich (Montessori Teacher in DPS)
♥ “Chelsea Conger is an incredibly gifted teacher. She creates a fun environment where every child feels valued and cared for. Chelsea truly loves kids~ She enjoys what they say and how they think. My son spent 2 years with Chelsea in a mixed age ECE/Kinder class. He was excited to talk about the songs Chelsea sang, the stories she told, and the activities she provided. He grew from a shy, low-risk-taking kid to one who proudly writes complex stories, engages comfortably with peers, and generally carries himself with confidence. My son would keep her as his teacher forever if he could! Chelsea has enough experience and expertise to give suggestions about any number of issues, academically or socially. But her faith in the natural development of each individual helped me to trust in this as well. Chelsea has a way of challenging children to their potential without creating frustration for them. That is true teacher genius to me! I have seen Chelsea interact with babies to grade school children and I could not imagine a better teacher or care giver for children of any age.” – Dorrie Lieman (Jacob, age 5)
♥ “My son ADORES Ms. Chelsea! She connects so well with him through her little jokes and silly songs. He has also learned SO much! Ms. Chelsea makes learning fun. She excels at teaching themes, such as the rain forest or ocean. He has also learned so much in literacy and math. Ms. Chelsea knows how to make advanced concepts like report writing and numbers beyond 1000 age appropriate and interesting. Thank you, Ms. Chelsea!” – Katie Shively (Keenan, age 5)
♥ “Chelsea is a wonderful teacher. She is loving and caring. She truly believes in the success of her students, and goes out of her way to provide a supportive classroom. She has a warm, and cheerful disposition, but can be firm if need be. Think Mary Poppins! Our son adores her, and speaks often of how much he loves her. We have loved having Chelsea be a part of our child’s early learning foundation.” – Aimee Baker ( Max, age 5)