Mission: Empowering social-emotional leadership through adventures in nature.
Values: At Ute Springs, we believe that everyone gains additional tools to thrive within this community from experiences in the great outdoors. Our primary goal is to elevate participants’ social-emotional wellness. Ute Springs programs help kids of all ages to learn how to build trusting connections and relationships, to improve self-esteem, and to invest in personal and social leadership skills through experiential education in our shared natural environment.
Ute Springs’ curriculum for children and youth is based on the State of Colorado and Eagle County School District’s emotional and social wellness standards, Olweus Bullying Prevention Programs, Sanford Harmony University teaching strategies, and the safety requirements set forth under our two Colorado child care licenses. The curriculum is infused with our unique core values of C.A.R.I.N.G.:
State License: Ute Springs holds two state child care licenses; Childcare & Residential. By committing to maintaining these two licenses, we are following the highest quality of care for all kids. We take C.A.R.I.N.G. for your kids to heart.
What is Social-Emotional Learning & Why is it Needed
“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 the following 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 budgetary cuts to education at the state level, Ute Springs curriculum is needed more now than ever.