YWCA Boulder County Expands Child Care Facility to Support Boulder County Families

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YWCA Boulder County Expands Child Care Facility to Support Boulder County Families

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Formerly Called Children’s Alley, Persimmon Early Learning of the YWCA Will Offer High-quality, Affordable Child Care, and Expanded Indoor and Outdoor Learning Areas

Persimmon Early Learning of the YWCA will provide a nurturing, creative space for children to learn and grow in redesigned and expanded indoor and outdoor learning areas. The high-quality program will provide an emphasis on parent engagement and education through a two-generation approach; health equity emphasis through scheduled activities and active play time; good nutrition modeling and activities including diverse and healthy meal plan; and all of its teachers are certified in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and trained in social/emotional skills to help with behavior management. Persimmon Early Learning will include the same drop-in care YWCA Boulder County has always provided plus the addition of two new permanent care classrooms now enrolling for fall.

All programs will include: ECE-certified teachers, level four Colorado Shines school certification, a Storybook Journey curriculum focused on play-based experiential learning, milestone assessment tools and bi-annual parent/teacher conferences, family and community events, and all materials and activity fees.

Additionally, Persimmon Early Learning of the YWCA’s programs will include a complete wellness program, including:

  • Three healthy meal/snacks daily prepared by onsite nutritionist
  • Programs including active place, farm to ECE programs, field trips and lessons focused on the holistic development of the child
  • Onsite Kids Connect consultant providing children and parents with resources supported by Mental Health Partners

Parent resources will include classes such as the Incredible Years parenting course (English and Spanish), Co-Parenting for Life, and financial counseling.

Persimmon Early Learning of the YWCA is currently enrolling for permanent care slots for fall 2020 for children three months to four years of age, and is available at the following rate structure:

$1,650 Monday – Friday
$1,155 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$743 Tuesday, Thursday

Additionally, YWCA Boulder County has contract care available on a limited basis. For more information, please email Kate Hise, director, ECE & Family Resources, at: khise@ywcaboulder.org.

YWCA Boulder County is working closely with Boulder County Public Health and the Office of Early Childhood to ensure the safety of everyone in our program.

 ABOUT YWCA BOULDER COUNTY

YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization has been providing a variety of vital services to the women, children, and families of Boulder County for nearly 100 years. YWCA Boulder County is a welcoming human service agency that works with over 7,000 individuals annually. For more information, visit: www.ywcaboulder.org/.

Children’s Alley Phased Reopening

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we continue to ensure the safety of our children, teachers and families of Children’s Alley to determine our reopening date. Based on the latest decision from Boulder County to extend the Stay at Home Order until May 8, we will be moving back our phased reopening to Monday, May 11. We have determined a phased approach to reopening will ensure our alignment with Colorado Public Health guidelines.  

Phase 1 will begin on May 11, with the partial reopening of our Infant Development Center (IDC). We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA. On May 18, we will reopen part of our Pre-K program. We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA.

We will not be able to offer traditional drop-in services at this time but we are working with Colorado Public Health to determine what that process will look like as we get further into the opening.