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Children’s Garden of Learning in Vail names new executive director

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Special to the DailyDeeDee Hense is the new executive director of the Children's Garden of Learning preschool in Vail.
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The Children’s Garden of Learning preschool in Vail, Colorado recently announced that DeeDee Hense has been named executive director.

“DeeDee has a vast array of both knowledge and hands-on experience in Reggio Emilia-inspired preschools”, said Katie Campbell, president of the Children’s Garden Board of Directors. “We are so fortunate to have such an eminently qualified person leading the school into a very bright future.”

Hense was raised in Fort Collins. She earned a B.A. in exercise science from Fort Lewis College in Durango and has her Teaching Certification in K-12 Physical Education.



Hense is has state certification in running preschool programs and is currently working towards a second bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She taught at ABC/Learning Tree from 2001-2004 and at the Durango Early Learning Center from 2004-2007. Hense joined Children’s Garden in June, 2007 as a preschool teacher, and in October of 2008 was named director of curriculum.

The Children’s Garden of Learning, a Reggio Emilia inspired preschool, is located at 129 N. Frontage Road in Vail and is home to 100 preschoolers aged 22 months through pre-kindergarten. For more information about Reggio Emilia, visit http://www.reggioemiliaapproach.net/about.php. For more information about Children’s Garden of Learning, call 970-476-1420 or go to http://www.childrensgarden-vail.com.


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