Persimmon Early Learning Grand Opening Celebration

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Thanks to all who made our celebration possible!

YWCA CEO listening to remarks from Boulder County Commissioner
YWCA Boulder County CEO Debbie Pope listens as Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin welcomes guests to the Persimmon Grand Opening on August 21.

More than 50 guests, staff, and volunteers enjoyed a wonderful celebration on Saturday, August 21, to mark the Grand Opening of Persimmon Early Learning, our expanded, high-quality, affordable and flexible child care facility at YWCA Boulder County.

Thank you to the wonderful donors and funders who made this expansion possible:
Alice Wonderland Fund
Twisted Foundation
Boulder County Worthy Cause
Buell Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
Gates Family Foundation
Mile High United Way
ECHO/National Wildlife Federation

Thank you to Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin for joining us and representing Boulder County and the impactful Worthy Cause grant funding that made this project possible.

If you weren’t able to join us, click below to see photos of the renovations and watch the messages Congressman Neguse and Gov. Polis sent to us.

Congressman Joe Neguse congratulates YWCA Boulder County on expansion of Persimmon Early Learning
Gov. Polis Congratulates YWCA Boulder County on Grand Opening of Persimmon Early Learning Expansion


For 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 spaces complement our emphasis on health, wellness, and nutrition, providing room for more active play, exercise, nature exploration, and gardening.

Persimmon Early Learning is enrolling! Visit our Persimmon Early Learning page for more information.