Our Indoor and Outdoor Classrooms

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YWCA Persimmon Early LearningNewly Renovated Child Care Classrooms in Central Boulder

For over 40 years, YWCA Boulder County has provided high-quality, affordable child care in the heart of Boulder. Throughout the years, we’ve responded to evolving community needs, from offering the county’s only sliding scale, drop-in child care program, to adding more long-term care options, to providing more flexible schedules to accommodate a changing employment landscape.

Four decades ago, YWCA Boulder County recognized the need for flexible, affordable drop-in child care and created Children’s Alley. Our child care program expanded in 2020, prompting a new name: Persimmon Early Learning. Thanks to strong community support, we completed a $600,000 renovation and refresh, expanding capacity to five licensed classrooms, three updated Outdoor Learning Areas, one commercial kitchen and a smaller kitchen for nutrition activities. Our new indoor and outdoor classrooms complement our emphasis on health, wellness, and nutrition, providing room for more active play, exercise, nature exploration and gardening. Staying true to our founding values, today we offer high-quality, affordable drop-in, short-term and emergency child care, now with permanent care options.

View highlights of our August 2021 Grand Opening Celebration here.

"This organization is WORLD CLASS in every respect. Our family is grateful and appreciate all they do for us and the community at large. I admire and respect the staff, organizational excellence, and every aspect of their mission and principles. A huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart."
Persimmon Early Learning Parent

We follow all Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 protocols for child care facilities. For more information about current COVID-19 protocols, please visit the Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 website.

"I just want to say that the YWCA is doing a fabulous job. From the health screenings before staff or children are admitted to care, to all the extra cleaning and disinfecting, to the social distancing and mask-wearing, I think our ECE programs county-wide have stepped up beautifully."
Sarah Scully, Boulder County Public Health