Our vision is that all families have access to high-quality infant, toddler and preschool care in Boulder County.

"Curiosity is a delicate little plant that,
aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom."

-Albert Einstein

Since 1917, BDN has provided high-quality childcare to local families, no matter their income level. We believe every child should have the opportunity to be curious and successful.


Give to the Andrew Jaffee Scholarship Fund

A beloved BDN teacher, Andrew saw the beauty and brilliance in the kids around him.  His legacy lives on in the Andrew Jaffee Scholarship Fund, which enables Boulder County children from low-income families to receive high-quality early childhood education. 

We miss you Andrew. (1989 - 2018)


BDN was the first child care center in Boulder County to achieve NAEYC accreditation.


We advocate for quality Early Childhood Education for all families and children.

Our son was turned away from 3 preschools because he couldn’t talk. Then I found BDN. They took him in and nurtured him, accepting his speech issues and special needs. You have no idea how grateful I am to you all for helping my son become a confident and social little being.
— BDN Parent
It’s a scary thing to place your child in the hands of others. Thanks to BDN and its teachers, we always trust that we made the right decision.
— BDN Parent
You have been vital in building my daughters’ foundation and therefore left a life-long impression. And even if she forgets, I’ll remind her of the difference-makers who went out of their way to mold her into the type of person I long for her to be.