Mission: Empowering social-emotional leadership through adventures in nature.
Values: At Ute Springs we believe that all people, especially youth, gain additional tools to thrive within a community from the great outdoors. Our primary goal is to promote children’s social-emotional wellness by helping them learn to build trusting connections and relationships, to improve their self-esteem, and invest in their personal and social leadership skills. We do this through experiential education in our shared natural environment.
Ute Springs’ curriculum for youth is based on the State of Colorado and Eagle County School District emotional and social wellness standards, Olweus Bullying Prevention Programs, Sanford Harmony University teaching strategies, as well as the safety requirements as set by our two state childcare licenses. The curriculum is infused with our unique core values of C.A.R.I.N.G.:
What is SEL & why is it Needed: What is experiential learning?
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” ~Chinese Proverb
What are the benefits of experiential learning? Learning by doing creates opportunities for positive, impactful change and growth. Through experiential learning we provide participants the freedom to try new things, to step outside of their comfort zone, and learn from their mistakes. Problem solving becomes active. Skills taught by Ute Springs impart and reinforce key global-ready skills:
– Critical thinking and problem solving;
– Agility and adaptability;
– Curiosity and imagination;
– Accessing and analyzing information;
– Collaboration across networks and leading by influence.
Because of the budgetary cuts to education at the state level Ute Springs curriculum is needed more now than ever.
State License: Ute Springs holds two state licenses; Childcare & Residential licenses. Having the childcare license ensures that we are following the highest quality of care for all kids. We take C.A.R.I.N.G. for your kids to heart.