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About Helen Andresen

Helen has devoted over 50 years to the education of Colorado’s children. After teaching secondary science in Adams County she took ownership of Iliff Play School…and founded Iliff Preschool, Kindergarten, and School-Age Summer Camp. She is an advocate for Early Childhood Education as well as an educational trainer and business consultant. Her center is celebrating over 50 years of service to the SE Denver community. Helen’s interests center on advocating for professional development in Early Childhood Education. As past NECPA Commissioner for the State of Colorado, she promoted high quality programs by serving as a verifier and trainer for an independent accreditation program. As a Child Care Professional Field Counselor, she mentored educators who were seeking National training and credentialing. Her board experience includes Vice President of Professional Development, Past President, and Board Emeritus of the Early Childhood Association of Colorado. Her efforts at the State level have included work on the Child Care Licensing Review Task Force, the Governor’s Early Childhood Professional Standards Task Force, and the Office of Child Care Service Advisory Committee. She has presented management and marketing seminars at conferences and workshops, advocating for Early Childhood Education in legislation, and publishing articles in trade magazines and on the web. Her hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, and skiing. “Working hand in hand with families to ensure quality care and education for young children is the key to building a nation with the greatest future.”

Congratulations to our Alum!

The award Grace Hanover is wearing around her neck was presented by The
Rising Stars program which honors outstanding elementary school students
from across the state. Grace received her award for her exemplary academic
aptitude and character. Our staff is very proud that she received her
excellent foundation for learning while attending Iliff Preschool’s
pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms. Here is where she found the
sensitive teachers who responded to her developmental and individual needs
and promoted a true joy of learning.