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 by setting nine goals to accomplish by our centenary. 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
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
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.