Daycare Center

Child Care + Preschool

Half-day care, full-day care, music-focused, nature-focused, and more! Scout out the best child care organizations and early education programs in the Boulder area.

Bixby School


Ages: Preschool - 5th Grade

Bixby School was founded in 1970. Our school is organized around the belief that children are unique individuals, each with their own abilities, interests, and needs. Our school design provides students with opportunities for healthy risk-taking and responsibility for choices, feeds children’s natural curiosity and intrinsic joy of learn- ing, and cultivates critical thinking skills and mastery of concepts. Our shared core values are respect, responsibility, and empathy. Preschool-5th Grade, 3-acre campus, Student: Faculty ratio 7:1, Average class size of 7-10, Extended Day Available: 7:45 am - 5:45 pm daily, Hot lunch prepared daily (included), Indoor pool, weekly swim lessons, Progressive Education, Hands-On, Experiential Learning, 1st-5th Grade Follow Middle School Schedule. Our Teachers are masters of their subject and passionate about what they teach. Tuition Assistance is available for Kindergarten-5th Grade.


Flagstaff Academy


2040 Miller Drive, Longmont 80501
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Hours & Days: Full-Time: M-F, 7am - 6pm. Part-Time: M-Th; 8:30 - 11:15am or 12:45 - 3:30pm.

Now enrolling for the 22/23 school year. Flagstaff Academy offers both full-time and part-time preschool options for children ages 3 - 5. Founded in 2009, our preschool incorporates the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence Curriculum and Early Learning Developmental Guidelines. Children in the preschool program develop both socially and academically, and discover that learning is fun through play-based activities. Unique learning opportunities include regular visits to our greenhouse/ geo-conservatory classroom and teaching garden, and school library time.

C: Natalie Martin, Preschool Director

P: (303) 651-7900

Miss Joanie Drama


Miss Joanie Drama offers full-day camps for Summer, Winter Break, Spring Break, School Day Off Workshops, Holiday entertainment, and MORE!


Off Broadway Preschool


Off Broadway Preschool of Fine Arts—Boulder

1235 Pine Street
Ages: 3-5 years Year-round
Program Days: M-F. Full- or half-days from 8:30 am to 12:30 or 3:30 pm. Extended care 8 am to 5:30 pm.

At Off Broadway Preschool, we aim to inspire curiosity, creativity, and compassion in children and families through the arts. Our daily schedule balances child-directed play experiences with structured group classes in music, yoga, visual art, and integrated arts. We employ professional educators to guide children through the school day, and keep low teacher to student ratios (1:5) to ensure that children and families are given personalized attention. Meals are prepared in-house using high quality organic ingredients. Our recently updated facility is conveniently located in downtown Boulder which allows us to take walking field trips to the Farmers Market, library and Museum of Boulder. Adjustments have been made to the facility and daily program to adhere to state, city and Early Childhood Council COVID-19 guide- lines.

Contact: Bethany

P: 303-800-0324



Sunflower Preschool


3340 Dartmouth
Ages: 2.5 - 6 years
Hours & Days: Year-round. Call for hours.

NOW ENROLLING. Licensed.Celebrating 40 years, Sunflower Preschool is now a certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom, National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat, as well as PACE certified since 2008. Sunflower Preschool, which opened its doors in 1981, offers a small, eco-friendly, play-based, hands-on, nurturing environment, where children learn through exploration and discovery. At Sunflower, our classrooms are Montessori-based with a science and nature emphasis. The teachers are well-paid professional ECE teachers who have been a part of the Sunflower staff for years. Please come and take a look at our unique children’s science museum as well as the multi-sensory outdoor environment.



P: (303) 494-2012
C: Marisa Ellman

TLC Learning Center Preschool


611 Korte Pkwy, Longmont, CO 80501

Days & Hours: M-F, 7:30a-5:30p (full- and half-day options available)

About TLC: We’ve been nurturing success in all kids for over 65 years! Our childcare, preschool and therapy center focuses on helping kids of all abilities develop the cognitive, physical and social-emotional skills they need to thrive in school and beyond.

Contact: Lisa Stratton, Educational Services Manager 

P: 303-776-7417 



Blossom International Preschool, LLC

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5001 Pennsylvania Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
Ages: 2.5 - 6 years
Hours & Days: 8am - 5pm. M-F. Year round.

Blossom International Preschool, LLC is a member of WECAN, CAEYC, CAFCC and AATF. We are a FARM to ECE preschool and the recipient of a 2020 Grant from Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (EC- CBC). Blossom International Preschool is a Waldorf-inspired, play- and nature-based Licensed Child Care Center in operation since 2015. We follow a multicultural Wal- dorf inspired curriculum all year round and French language is integrated into our

C: Marie-Pierre Nicoletti daily rhythm and circle/songs. We create a safe, nurturing and supportive environment, empowering children to explore and expand during their early years. We celebrate U.S. and International festivals and holidays. We host mixed-age groups in a beautiful Waldorf-inspired environment. At Blossom, we celebrate diversity and we welcome families with children ages 2.5 to 6 years old.

Contact: Marie-Pierre Nicoletti
P: (303) 819-4084


Fairy Ring Garden


9147 Fleetwood Ave.
Ages: 1 - 5 years
Hours & Days: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Full-days and part-time. M-F. 

Licensed. Lifeways (Waldorf) Certified. Year round.

A small, play-based, outdoor-oriented home school for children ages one to five in North Longmont. We see every child as unique and beautiful with unlimited potential. They are seeds to be nurtured with love, guidance, and grace so that they might blossom into the fullest expression of who they are meant to be. Outdoor Master’s degree teachers. Chemical free, eco-friendly environment. Waldorf/Lifeways curriculum. Organic, all natural foods, many taken from our own garden. Natural, wood and sustainable toys. Non-profit school welcoming of diverse families, regardless

of race, socio-economic status, or gender orientation. CCAP families welcome!

C: Ginger Johnson, M.Ed.
P: (303) 507-7331


Friends School


5465 Pennsylvania

Licensed & Accredited.

Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Preschool/Pre-K 3-5 year olds.

Days and Hours: Full-day: 9 am to 3 pm M-Th; 9 am to 1pm F; Half­-day: 9 am to 12 pm M-F.  August - May/Summer Camp.

A supportive community, committed to educating the whole child--head, hand, and heart. Outdoor-oriented classrooms connected to nature encourage learning through play and exploration with a focus on relationships, communication, art, nature immersion, and a foundation for pre-academic skills. Small classes, low student teacher ratios, wide variety of high-quality materials and experiences. Specials including music, art and PE. Award-winning, master-level teachers with over 20 years of experience in each class- room. Personalized Affordable Tuition. ACIS accredited, NAIS member.

C: Taylor Replane

P: (303) 499-1999



Montessori Academy— Lafayette


801 N 111th Street
Ages: 1 - 6 years
Hours & Days: M-F. 8:30am - 3pm. Full and half-day programs, with some before & after-school care.
August - May school year, June - August Summer Camp Program. Licensed.

Montessori Academy provides a challenging and nurturing environment that leads children toward confidence, in- dependence, and a life of learning through discovery, observation, and positive, helpful friendships. We offer toddler, preschool, and kindergarten programs in a nurturing environment that respects each individual child. Montessori Academy has been an American Montessori Society full-member school since 2002. Our lead teachers are certified. Preschool classroom currently bilingual with a Spanish teacher. Multiple Covid-safety precautions. See our Face- book page for a short virtual tour! Please call if you would like more information or to enroll.

C: Beth Weekley
P: (303) 926-8321


Sunflower Farm Preschool


Sunflower Farm School-Aged Program School-Aged School Year Program from 8/15/22-5/26/23, Ages 5-8, 9-3:45, choose 1, 2 or more days. Please visit our School- Aged Program Page: https://www.sunflow Preschool SproutHouse Program Ages 3-5 & Pre-Kindergarten Program ages 4-6, from 8/15/22-5/26/22, Half Day Program 8:30-12:30 or Full Day Program 8:30-4:00. Choose Mon/Weds, Tues/Thurs, 3 days, 4 days or 1 Full Friday. For registration for the SproutHouse Preschool Program, prices, and more detailed information, please visit our SproutHouse Preschool webpage: sprouthouse-preschool 


P: (303) 774-8001

Treehouse Learning

175 N. 96th St, Louisville, CO 80027

Ages: 2 months- Kindergarten
Hours & Days: Full-Time: M-F, 7:30am - 5:30pm.

Treehouse Learning provides quality care and intentional, respectful, and optimal experiences that lead to learning. Now in its 25th year of operation as a family-owned-and-operated business, Treehouse Learning helps people thrive by building belonging and community in order to co-create the world we want to be part of. Our play-based curriculum integrates research-based, responsive practices for high-quality early childhood care along with enrichment specials such as art, music, language, movement, social-emotional learning, and brain integration via Brain Gym. Our Whole Child approach supports the integration of academic, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth and development through intentional invitations to engage and explore the world through play. Our in-house nourishment and nutrition program provides chef-pre- pared meals and snacks with vegetable gardens throughout our campus.

C: Amy Carr, Program Director
P: (303) 666-1950