Lightway Life
The Winning Team!




Todd and Michelle - Owners of Lightway at Sloans

Hi our names are Michelle and Todd Belanger. We are excited to be joining the Lightway family! Michelle is originally from California and went to college in Colorado. She earned her bachelorís degree in Nursing and a minor in Nutrition at the University of Northern Colorado in 2002. Todd grew up in Connecticut and moved to Vermont to go to college. He received his Nursing degree with a minor in History from Southern Vermont College in 2001. Todd worked as an RN in Vermont for one year before moving west in search of better skiing. We met in 2002 at Rose Medical Center. We left Rose in 2005 to travel nurse in Cardiac ICUs for several years. We married in Michelleís grandmotherís backyard in Santa Ynez Ca in 2008. Eventually we made it back to Colorado and we both worked in several ICUs around the Denver area.

In 2015 we bought Disguises Costumes, which has retail, costume rentals, and theater. Our slogan is ďYour fun is our businessĒ. Also in 2015 we welcomed our daughter Adeline Rose in October. In November 2017 we welcomed our son Ian Joseph

We have been looking for a service business for several years. When we came across Lightway at Sloanís it seemed too good to be true. After visiting the center and meeting with Klare we fell in love with the home like atmosphere. We could tell that the children were not only taken care of but also really cared for in a genuine way. A small business is such a big part of your life, and we want to be part of a place where there is community between the owners, staff, and customers. Lightway at Sloanís checks those boxes. We are very grateful to have been given the opportunity to own Lightway at Sloanís, and to have a continued working relationship with Klare and the Ridge. We look forward to getting to know your little ones (Keikis) and families!





Devonne - Center Director

Hello my name is Devonne. I am a Colorado Native. I have 2 children. I have been working with children for over 18 years. I have worked with ages 6 weeks to 12 years. I started working with children when my son was an infant. I have had the amazing opportunity to work with both of my children. I believe it is important to build relationships with children to help them feel secure and loved. I love watching children grow and learn how to share, make friends, and become independent. Iím so excited to be a part of the Lightway family!










 
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!





 
Neves Ė Floater

Hello! My name is Neves. I am a Colorado native and graduated from Wheat Ridge High in 2015. I have been working in childcare since 2015 and I love it! Before becoming a teacher, I was a babysitter and a toddler soccer coach! My passions are teaching and children and itís so great that I get to make it a career. I love nature, art, and my family. I have five nieces and three nephews all under the age of 8! When Iím not working Iím babysitting, spending time with family or hanging out with my boyfriend and our 3 dogs. It is so important to me that I have a strong relationship with the children and people in my life. I am so happy that Iíve found my place at Lightway as the Preschool Teacher.




 

 

 

Linda - Toddler Teacher

Hello, my name is Linda! I was born and raised in Denver, CO. I have been in the teaching field since my three children went to preschool. I have been married for 36 years and love working with children. I have had a CDA some college classes and a lot of trainings. Looking forward to working at Lightway!




 
 

 

 

 



Brianna Ė Infant Nursery Supervisor

Hello my name is Brianna. I have been teaching for 3 years. I have my CDA for infants/toddlers. I love teaching and I canít wait to learn and grow with each and every one of you. In my free time I like to go on adventures and hanging out with friends and family. I am excited to get to know all of you!




 
 

 

 

 



Avalera - Toddler Teacher

Hi! My names Avalera Iím 19, I have two younger siblings and my best friend is my dog named Beans! I love dancing, cheerleading and track! My major in college is going to be a pediatric. I love working with toddlers and infants!




 

 

 

 






Emariah Ė Preschool Teacher

Hi my name is Emariah and I am so excited to start at Lightway at Sloans! I have 4years of experience at child care centers working mainly with ages 2-5. I just moved to Denver so I am still exploring the area. My hobbies include hiking and spending time with my family. I am currently going to Metropolitan State University to get my degree in social work and expand my learning in early childhood education. I look forward to meeting all the families here and building relationships with these awesome kiddos!




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Lightway at Sloans
5440 West 25th Avenue
Edgewater, CO 80214
303-862-5292

The Ridge
4340 Harlan Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
720-693-3588

info@lightwaylife.com