Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Connect Us is a nonprofit organization whose mission is instilling the skills in preschool and elementary-age children that are necessary to becoming socially competent, self-confident and resilient individuals throughout their lives.

Using the Social Competence Inclusive Play (SCIP) model, Connect Us:

  • Builds social competence in children who are susceptible to being bullied or becoming bullies
  • Improves elementary school recess environments
  • Provides programs that advance community education and awareness of early interventions

Our Vision

Connect Us envisions a world where all children embrace diversity and social stigmas do not exist. Despite differences and abilities, all children learn from each other and can flourish in nonjudgmental, inclusive environments. 

Our Philosophy

  • Early intervention is critical in building foundational social skills   
  • Future social problems are prevented when we develop social competence early in childhood
  • All children desire friendships and want to be included
  • Children with differences in abilities learn tolerance and acceptance when they are brought together in positive, team-based settings
  • The most effective time to help children develop social skills is during “real time” play situation
  • Bullying will be eliminated when adults or student mentors are actively engaged with students at recess 
  • Children susceptible to bullying or becoming bullies are best served when schools, parents and community organizations collaborate to address the issue
  • It is critical to increase community awareness of early social interventions and how they prevent social, emotional and behavioral problems

 

Vision

6940 South Holly Circle #230.Centennial, CO 80112.Phone: 303-773-3960.Fax 303-759-0803.www.connectusnow.org

Connect Us envisions a world where all children embrace diversity and where social stigmas do not exist.  Despite differences and abilities, all children learn from each other and can flourish in non-judgmental, inclusive environments.