Nursery Association is a nonprofit organization that operates the
Boulder Day Nursery, which exists to provide and promote high quality
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.
Day Nursery commemorated its 90th Anniversary with the theme
"Consistent Mission, Constant Change." Read
our nine goal strategic plan that looks to
our past to guide our future.
During the winter, BDN is closed when BVSD is closed for weather.
For inclement weather and school closing
the BVSD site
Thanks to Foolish Craigs on Pearl Street for the recent fundraiser they held for Boulder Day Nursery. There was a line out the door of people who came to support BDN and enjoy some great food with friends and family. 20% of their sales that night were donated to BDN programs.
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
Otoacoustic Emission Training/Screening
An Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) training and screeing was recently held
This was a regional training drawing audiology and ECE experts from
around the western
United States, held in conjunction with the National Office of Head
Start and Utah State University. BDN
will retain the equipment needed to conduct OAE hearing screenings, and
act as a hub for future trainings in the Boulder community.
The beauty of the OAE is that it is very accurate, not a "scary" test
for kids to take, and even young infants can be easily screened for
hearing problems by