COVID-19 Hours and Information

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Persimmon Early Learning (formerly Children’s Alley)

General Information during COVID-19

Temporary Hours due to COVID-19: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with no Saturday hours.

Persimmon Early Learning has reopened in a limited capacity to comply with Boulder County Public Health. The Infant Development Center, Toddler Room and Preschool Room are open in a limited capacity. The health and safety of our children, families and teacher is our first priority.

We are working with Boulder County Public Health on a daily basis to ensure we are aligning with the highest level of recommendations, including:

  • A daily health screening will be completed for each child and staff entering the YWCA.
  • We are adjusting our hours from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday (no Saturday hours), during this first phase to allow for stable staff scheduling and extra time for daily disinfecting.
  • Classrooms will be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned at the end of each day for the foreseeable future.
  • Classrooms will follow social distancing and facial covering/mask requirements from Boulder County Public Health. All staff are required to wear facial coverings, and it is recommended for children 5 and older.
  • Classroom ratios and group sizes will be adjusted to align with the Public Health guidelines for maintaining social distancing.

We will not be able to offer our traditional drop-in services at this time.

We appreciate everyone’s support and patience as we implement these new guidelines.

If you’re in need of child care, please contact Kate Hise at:

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.