Boulder Day Nursery Association is a nonprofit organization that operates the Boulder Day Nursery, which exists to provide and promote high quality child care, early learning programs and family support services for low-income families, in environments that respect diverse ethnic, cultural and social traditions.

We offer full-time and partial week care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We offer multi-child discounts, scholarships, accept social service and CCAP payments, and our fee structure is a sliding scale based on your household income.



Since 1917, Boulder Day Nursery has provided working families with high quality early childhood programs, and been a leader in advocating for issues of concern to children and families. Whether you're a parent looking for child care, or interested in finding out how you can help support our mission, we invite you to browse through our website, and perhaps start with the 'Why Boulder Day Nursery' section on the navigation menu above.

100th Anniversary

Consistent Mission, Constant ChangeBoulder Day Nursery commemorated its 90th Anniversary by setting nine goals to accomplish by our centenary. Read about our nine goal strategic plan that looks to our past to guide our future.

School Closings

During the winter, BDN is closed when BVSD is closed for weather. For inclement weather and school closing information, visit the BVSD site.


Oldest Centers In North America

Boulder Day Nursery Association was recently named the 74th oldest child care organization in North America by the education journal Exchange. Their article "The Heroic Beginnings of Child Care: Looking Back Two Centuries" looks at the long and proud history of early childhood education that predates systemic K-12 education. Many of the organizations featured in the article have backgrounds and founding narratives similar to ours. The article can be found and read in it's entirety in our News section.

BDNA Expanding Services To SE Boulder County

As a part of a goal derived from a long-term strategic planning process and community needs assessment, BDNA is expanding it's mission and services to serve the southeast part of the county. The new site's name is Lafayette Community School and will be a partnership with Boulder County, the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County, and numerous other nonprofit partners. The new location will focus on children birth to six but will also provide comprehensive family support services and act as a hub for early childhood services in the east part of the county. The first part of the project includes three Head Start classrooms, and subsequent construction will create the space for additional classrooms for BDNA to provide full-time, part-time, drop-in, and therapeutic care. We'll post more details here as they become available.

Boulder Day Nursery
1518 Spruce Street, Boulder, Colorado
Phone: 303-442-7605
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