Meet The Team
All of our staff have a minimum of 15 hours a year of paid training.
Mick is married with three daughters and two grandchildren and he lives in Denver with his wife Jennifer. He has worked in the childcare industry for nearly 25 years in various roles and is the owner of STARS Kid Care as well as STARS Early Learning Center. He believes passionately that the people who take care of your kids are the most significant factor in a child's Success.
Tom is one of the owners of Stars Early Learning Preschool. He has been in childcare for 29 years, is the COO of Child Care Success and a Board Member for GOALS (Get Outside and Learn Something). His biggest love is his family. He resides with his wife of 20 years, Dara, and their four children in Littleton. Tom’s goal to have a positive impact on the lives of children.
I'm a loving mother of 3 children and new grandmother. I have been in early childhood education since 2015 and CNA for over 15 years. I find it fascinating how children's minds work and develop. I see how they are born geniuses and am excited to be able to watch them grow and develop in their unique ways. I am blessed to have an amazing team that will work as your "village" to help mold our future. I Strive as a leader to adapt and overcome most situations and am excited to work with our phenomenal team.
Educator/Lead Teacher Dedicated Dinosaurs
Mel is a mother of 2 amazing boys. She has the wonderful task of driving the school van. She is our Dedicated Dinosaurs Lead Teacher for the school age kiddos and soon for the Pre-K Class. Mel is devoted to help each child achieve success in their development and to reaching their milestones. Every Child is Teachable.
Nicole is a devoted mother and wife. She grew up in Arvada and started in Early Childhood Education in 2014 as a side sitter. She worked alongside her sister and grew their business into a licensed in-home childcare. She also has a background in banking and farming. She is gentle and kind to all children she comes across and the kiddos just flock to her. She has that unique Approach with children that keeps them thrusting for more knowledge.
Paige is a devoted daughter, oldest of 3 and new mother. Growing up in a in-home childcare Paige has love the littles since she was 13. At a young age Paige enjoyed the babies, watching them learn to crawl, talk and eventually walk. Her unique way of teaching leads by example while showing Respect to each and every child in her classroom. She has made a great addition to the fantastic team.
Sauvnhia is a devoted daughter. She loves to get down and play with the children. She is new to the field and is doing a great job so far! She loves leaving origami surprises for the kiddos to find for DoJo points. She is always finding new ways to engage the children guiding them to Success!
Victoria "Tori" Gomez
Tori loves working with children and animals. She has a bearded dragon and just recently got married. She also just moved into my first apartment which she is loving. Her mom and dad both worked at a daycare which is how she got into working with kids. In her free time she enjoys watching TV, listening to music, and playing board games. She is a natural when it comes to working with children and has been a great addition to the STARS Team!
Alexis "Lex" Tefft
Lex is a loving and devoted daughter. As a High school student she Strives to learn how to use Teachable moments, unique Approaches with Respect to help the children to their Success in their early childhood education. With an early jump-start to her ECE career Lex is an amazing addition to the field.