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Deb-Deb Klatil | Kaley-Assistant Director | Hours: M-F 6:00-6:00
303-838-2627 | info@creativemindsconifer.com

Deb, Director

       I have been working with children in some capacity for a very long time! I began my degree in Special Education, finished with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, have done extensive training in a wide variety of areas and hold my Director’s Qualification for the State of Colorado.  During that time frame I have worked as a Preschool Teacher, Treatment Counselor and Supervisor at a Residential Treatment Facility, worked in both Denver and Jefferson County Schools in a variety of capacities, ran my own Licensed and Accredited Child Care Home and Preschool Program for eleven years while my own children were growing up, and was very involved in Child Care Associations from the neighborhood to the national level, etc. For several years I worked with the elderly and for the last sixteen years have also worked as a financial analyst holding several state licenses. Prior to becoming Director I worked at Creative Minds for many years as a teacher, and I am very excited to be working with our wonderful families and great team in this capacity! We moved to the Conifer area in 1997 and it has become our home.  My husband and I will celebrate our 37th anniversary this year and our three awesome and amazing children now live in Colorado, Virginia and Oregon.  I love spending time with my family and friends, enjoying nature, writing, traveling and have a strong connection to my Norwegian heritage!
All the very best,
Deb Klatil

     We are a quality childcare center offering early childhood education serving children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. We also have a before and after-school program for children up to 12 years.

Our Mission
…is to lay the foundation for a better tomorrow and to provide children with the life-long skills they need to achieve their highest potential.  We give children the building blocks necessary to possess feelings of confidence, respect, and responsibility, which are essential in developing a positive self-image.  Through interaction with other children and dedicated teachers, children are learning how to cooperate, problem solve, and make friends.  In life, we all need these skills for school, career, friendships, partnerships, and to develop great character.  The skills our children develop in these important, formative years, pave the way for them to be strong, successful, individuals and an integral part of the future.

Philosophy Statement
        We believe that it is essential that all children have a secure, loving, high quality environment. They learn a tremendous amount in the first five years of life and they deserve to be in an environment that will encourage developmentally appropriate learning and independence, foster positive attachment and that is intentionally designed to promote optimal development. We strongly believe that children of all ages learn best through play, both indoors and out, and should be provided with ample time and a variety of exploratory materials to play with.  Play allows children to create their own knowledge by exploring their world around them. Play encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills-valuable skills that will help them succeed throughout life. We also believe in working side by side with parents/guardians to promote positive attachment and strong, healthy relationships. When children feel safe and secure in their world, and their needs are responded to appropriately, they have the confidence to explore and experiment to learn and try new things. We believe that providing children with nurturing relationships and enriched opportunities to play and grow is our responsibility as their child care provider.
WE ARE NOW ENROLLING for Preschool and Pre-K! Please call or email for more information.

We are growing, and therefore, we are hiring! Please call or email for more information!

Creative Minds Academy
27071 Barkley Rd
Conifer, CO 80433