Children's Department

"Building a Strong Foundation"

GoldStar Learning Options offers a variety of options for children of various ages.  Early intervention not only gives children the best start possible, but also the best chance of developing to their full potential. See the benefits of early intervention hereTake a look at our programs below and get in touch with our office to learn more.

Little Learners Program

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Little Learners is an early intervention program that serves children with disabilities from ages two to six, providing one-on-one ABA services in an early learning environment. Little Learners focuses on developing social and academic skills to prepare children for traditional learning settings and the rest of their lives.

 

Center-based behavior therapy incorporates individualized programming and social skills to help children thrive. This program focuses on behavior management, emotional regulation, and functional communication. Individualized means a program that was made just for your Little – allowing them to learn, play, and grow toward their goals.

Little Learners is also proud to offer speech therapy and occupational therapy services to our clients. This collaborative team works with the family and their unique needs. We provide the foundational skills that children need to be successful in their lives.

Little Learners works to support the entire family – offering flexible program hours, transportation support, and connection to resources. GoldStar can provide Family Coaching and empower parents with the best tools to support their loved one.

Little Learners Leadership
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Annie Routh
Little Learners Program Supervisor
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Brooklynne Springer M.A. BCBA
Little Learners Program Behavior Consult

Summer Adventure Program

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GoldStar’s Summer Adventure Program provides children ages 6-17 the summer of a lifetime! Each year, personnel from across GoldStar’s departments come together to organize and prepare for a truly unique program designed around community outings all over the Denver metro area. We go to pools, parks, museums, splash pads, reservoirs, zoos, and beyond, packing each day with fun, meaningful activities for your child.

With a staff to participant ratio of 1:1 or 1:2, each child receives highly personalized care. We train our staff to help their participants make new friends and expand their horizons with new activities, but safety is our number one priority. In addition to being CPR/First Aid certified, each summer staff is required to go through a rigorous training week during which they learn the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis, universal precautions, GoldStar’s safety standards, and are certified as basic practitioners of Professional Crisis Management.

Summer Adventure Program Leadership
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Monica Hoffman
Director of Children's Department
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Lauren Williams
Children's Department Manager

Social Club

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GLO Social Club provides children (6-12) ​and teenagers (13-17) with the unique opportunity to engage with their peers in a structured and fun environment. Social Club focuses on developing friendships and social skills in a group setting with one-to-one or two-to-one staffing, so participants are supported as they learn about themselves and the world around them. 

 

Social Club is both community and center-based to provide opportunities to practice social skills in a variety of settings. Social skills are the tools we use every day to interact and communicate with others that are needed to develop interpersonal skills. These interpersonal skills may include ​a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication, such as vocal sounds and speech, gesture​s, facial expression​s and body language. Techniques and strategies derived from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training), in addition to naturalistic teaching and other ABA techniques, are used in the development of activities, games, and plans to help create success.

Social Club Leadership
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Steven Abeyta
Social Club Coordinator