1 Sundown Trail,
Nederland, CO 80466

Laurel Reckert, Principal

Nederland Elementary is dedicated to providing a variety of learning and enrichment opportunities. Our location is adjacent to National Forest land, allowing us unequaled access to the natural environment for study and exploration of the mountain ecological system. We value STEM learning at Nederland Elementary and outdoor fitness and education are an emphasis at all grade levels. Our academic program is well rounded in all content areas. In addition, we emphasize character growth and development through our Caring Community programming. Our parent and community support and involvement is high and contributes to our success. This school also offers free and tuition preschool classes that have a focus on both academic and developmental learning standards.

        THERAPY DOG TEAMS:  Are you interested in visiting Nederland Elementary with your therapy dog?

Nederland Elementary School is a vetted facility working closely with Therapy Dogs Boulder County to bring some wonderful dog therapy to children who greatly appreciate the interaction on a daily basis.  This Therapy Dog program is a totally volunteer program and operates with team visits during week days and special events.

All teams (a team is a handler and dog) are signed up on a regular visiting schedule.

The monthly frequency of visits are:

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th weeks on same day
  • 2nd and 4th weeks on same day
  • Every Week on same day

All teams are required to take a schedule available to them using the above choices.  There are no floating schedules or visitations.  All teams are part of a group email list so they can communicate absences and emergency coverage.  A monthly schedule is created and sent to all teams and administration just before the beginning of each new month.

Requirements for therapy dog teams:

  1. Therapy Dog Registration:  All teams must be registered with a therapy dog association.  The accepted registration memberships are:

– Alliance of Therapy Dogs (www.therapydogs.com)

If you are not presently registered with this association, there are several tester/observers for Alliance of Therapy Dogs inside of our Therapy Dogs Boulder County group who can help get you started on that process.  Use the “contact us” selection from the main menu and let us know you would like to be tested with your dog.

2.  A copy of proof regarding your dog is current on the Rabies Vaccination.  A vet record is acceptable.

3.  A copy of proof showing your dog was fecal tested and the test was negative within the last 12 months.

4.  Teams must also be registered with this website (TDBC) with their contact info and ATD card.

      Are you interested in being a therapy dog team at Nederland Elementary? 

If you would like to make application to be a therapy dog team at Nederland Elementary School in Nederland, Colorado, please click on the following Facility Application Form link which will take you to the Facility application page.  If you would like to make application to more than one Facility, please read about their requirements first before selecting them on the application:

DOGS ONLY, please

Facility Application Form