Owner, Director, Lead Teacher
Ms. Deb opened this delightful school in 2002 with an amazing program. With her natural ability to love, nurture, and educate, she guides children into a lifetime of curiosity and learning. Deb has over 30 years of teaching experience including 7 years in the Boulder Valley School District at Mesa Elementary.
Teacher, Art Director
Ms. Crissy, Ms. Deb’s daughter, joined the Dream Makers staff in 2005. She has a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Art. Her playful behavior and creative art background make her an amazing teacher. She is our “atelierista,” or art teacher, and has used many types of media to enrich our Reggio Emilio program.
Ms. Marissa came to us from the Aurora School District, where she specialized in Early Childhood Special Education grades K-2. Marissa earned her bachelors in social work in 2008 at CSU and her masters of Early Childhood Special Ed in 2018 at CU Denver. In her role as a special education teacher, Marissa worked side by side with the general education teachers to modify and accommodate the many learning styles of each student. As a preschool teacher, Marissa was responsible for lesson planning and teaching small and large groups. Marissa is so excited to join the Dream Makers team and can’t wait to get to know all the children!
Dream Makers is a family-owned and operated, early learning preschool in Boulder, Colorado. We have loving teachers who consider themselves to be an extension of your family.
Our full-time teachers are owners Ms. Deb Gedenberg and Ms. Crissy Gedenberg. Additional teaching and support staff are selected for their education, experience, and ability to enrich the spirit, as well as the intellect, with kindness and love.
With over 35 years of combined experience in early childhood education and preschool curriculum, we have found that combining the Love and Logic method for teaching behavior, with a Reggio Emilia approach to learning through play is an amazing and powerful combination!
Nestled in a secluded location next to Boulder Creek, the Dream Makers ‘cottage’ is our home away from home! With an open play area and a simple sliding glass door separating indoors from outdoors, children move effortlessly between our cozy learning centers and our outdoor features, including a picnic area, sandbox, tunnel, riding toys, and other play structures.