Boulder Day Nursery

Primary contact:

Bethany Burns, Program Director
1518 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Secondary Contact:

Scott Winget

Boulder Day Nursery began in 1917 when volunteers came together to care for the children of Boulder County parents who were working to support the war effort during World War I. Boulder Day Nursery is Boulder’s first child care center, and is one of the oldest continually operating centers in the Western United States. We provide and promote high quality child care, early learning programs, and family support services for low-income families, in environments that respect diverse ethnic, cultural, and social traditions. We serve child ages six weeks through six years old. Over the years, Boulder Day Nursery has provided care to thousands of low-income families, and has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships. The children who participate in our programs end up testing higher on measures of cognitive ability, stay in school until graduation, avoid substance abuse and the juvenile justice system, and go on to become healthy, happy adults.

Volunteers will work directly with the classroom teachers to assist in daily activities at the school. Volunteers will be working with young children ages six weeks through six years under the supervision of the lead teacher. Other responsibilities may include general organization and cleaning in the school. This volunteer experience will be supervised by Bethany Burns and Scott Winget. Volunteers will meet with Bethany to fill out paperwork and work on scheduling. After that, they will complete an orientation with Scott. Then the volunteer will complete a detailed classroom orientation with the lead teacher. A background check and fingerprinting may be required, depending on the level of commitment from the volunteer. We are seeking volunteers who have experience working with young children, or those who have taken coursework in Early Childhood Education. This not a requirement.