Drop-in and Short-term Child Care Options

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Drop-in and Short-term Child Care

In addition to our tuition-based contract child care, Persimmon Early Learning offers drop-in child care and short-term contract child care on a space-available basis. Please read our guidelines below and contact Celina Hernandez at chernandez@ywcaboulder.org with any questions.

Drop-in Child Care

  • Availability of drop-in child care is based on classroom spaces open and cannot be guaranteed ahead of time.
  • Reservations for drop-in care must be made at least 72 hours before care is needed. Reservations can be made by calling the office 303-449-1951 or emailing persimmon@ywcaboulder.org.
  • After making your first reservation, you will be sent a link to our enrollment forms. All enrollment forms must be completed prior to receiving care. Forms on file must be updated annually.
  • To help us provide quality care, please inform us whether the child has any special needs, allergies, and/or medication use. Any medication needs MUST be reviewed by the school nurse prior to care (no exceptions).
  • Drop-in care is charged at $10.00 per hour, with a two-hour minimum. Income-based sliding scale rates are available. Download Persimmon Early Learning Drop In Sliding Scale Rates April 2021 for more information. Proof of income is required to receive reduced rates.
  • A 50% prepayment is due at the time of reservation.
  • We encourage families to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time so that parents/caregivers have an opportunity to connect with their child’s teacher.
  • Children cannot be dropped off between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., to avoid nap time interruptions.

Short-term Contract Child Care

Persimmon Early Learning provides child care on short-term contracts (six-week contract, once per year) on a space-available basis. Rates vary depending on the length of care and eligibility for income-based sliding scale rates.

Please download the following for more information:

2022 Persimmon Early Learning Short Term Contract Guidelines

2022 Persimmon Early Learning Short Term Contract Request Form

Submit completed request forms to Celina Hernandez at chernandez@ywcaboulder.org.