The Wilderness Early Learning Center houses a variety of early childhood services and support. The Acorn School is excited to work with organizations throughout Boulder County to develop partnerships to enhance the success of the children we serve.
The Child Learning Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder is an integral part of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and the Speech, Language, and Hearing Center. Our mission is to:
- Provide a nurturing, high-quality, developmentally appropriate educational program for young children which includes children with communication, cognitive, social, and/or motor needs and their same-age peers in a classroom together.
- Foster an environment where families are supported and valued as the primary decision makers for their child’s education.
- Create an early childhood practicum experience for graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology, early childhood special education, and other professionals in training, as we believe that excellence in education preparation is only accomplished through exposure to exemplary practices.
- Serve as a valuable resource for research, observation, and community outreach.
Kid Connects works to improve the outcomes of children in low income and/or high risk families by integrating mental health, primary health care screening and follow-up in the early care and education setting. Services are delivered at both the program and child specific level, and include intensive interventions for children with significant, persistent challenging behaviors. The outcomes associated with the Kid Connects model include a decrease in expulsion rates, an increase in school readiness, and reduction of behavioral problems as well as many others.
The mission of Play Therapy Institute of Colorado is to offer play therapists an inspiring educational experience in the field of play therapy for the purpose of expanding their play therapy knowledge and deepening their understanding of themselves, as well as offering quality mental health services that are accessible and affordable to children and families.