Academics

Preschool

Where potential comes to play.
In BCD's Preschool we believe....

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  • Small is Mighty

    Every child deserves to be known and loved, and our small class sizes and low student/teacher ratios empower us to live this value every day. BCD Preschool is a unique learning environment where teachers can build meaningful relationships with each student, nurture their strengths, and help them meet goals through focused, individualized attention.
  • Learning Lives in the Heart and Mind

    Preschool is all about learning how to be kind and thoughtful, be a good friend, and give back. That’s why our motto—Respect yourself. Respect others. Take responsibility for your actions.—is emphasized throughout the school, and character development is an important part of each day. Conflict resolution skills are taught on a daily basis as teachers model appropriate communication, behaviors, words, and strategies for expressing emotion.
  • Balance Is a Big Deal

    Our classrooms and routines are structured and follow a general “flow” each day. However, our routines are flexible and maintain a balance in all that we do. We challenge our students to reach their highest potential by using research-based curriculum and differentiated teaching practices.
  • A Flourishing Faculty Fuels Excellence

    Our faculty is the heart and soul of BCD, and every member of our preschool teaching staff is committed and passionate about early childhood. Preschool lead teachers have either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in early childhood or elementary education (or a degree in a different field and coursework in early childhood education). Preschool assistant teachers are all qualified early childhood teachers in the State of Colorado. BCD encourages professional growth by providing our faculty opportunities to engage in ongoing professional development and continuing education.
  • All Bulldogs Are Family

    BCD promotes strong and lasting family/school connections. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to actively participate in classroom activities, field trips and school events.
  • Our Campus Marks the Spot

    Our beautiful BCD campus is a safe and secure place for young minds to begin their educational journeys. What’s more, being part of a bigger school means our outstanding facilities are unmatched by any other preschool in the area.

Overview

BCD’s preschool program welcomes students starting at age 2 1/2 and runs through Pre-Kindergarten. 

Schedule Options:
3 days until 1:00pm
3 days until 3:00pm
5 days until 1:00pm
5 days until 3:00pm

Our curriculum uses language arts and literacy as its 
framework. Our method of teaching incorporates best practices in education while supporting major objectives in language arts and literacy, number concepts, science, social studies, self-help skills, fine and gross motor skills, and character development
 
Promoting language arts and literacy skills is an important part of BCD’s preschool program.  We believe in the importance of exposing children to upper and lowercase letters, letter-sound relationships, and phonemic awareness. Beginning reading and writing skills are fostered as teachers actively engage in building children’s conceptual understanding of the printed word in relation to spoken language. 

In addition, BCD’s preschool program promotes children’s beginning understanding of mathematics, numeric and science concepts. Children engage in math and science daily - using age appropriate and hands-on, experiential learning activities that connect to and support their everyday world and experiences. Furthermore, preschool children attend a special science class in our science lab every other week.

Social studies is highlighted as children discover the world in which we live in connection with their families, neighborhoods and communities. Respect for people and the world are daily focal points and problem solving, character education, and conflict resolution skills are intentionally fostered.

In addition to our strong academics, Boulder Country Day’s preschool program incorporates a “Specials” curriculum that includes instruction in world language (French and Spanish), movementmusic, and library skills, science, and technology. Our specials curriculum helps to ensure that every preschool child begins to discover his/her excellence.
We believe that it is a privilege to educate your child and that your child will have the opportunity to discover his or her own excellence at Boulder Country Day.

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Overwhelmed by choosing a Preschool for your child? Unsure if you want an academic or a play-based environment? Download the attached free Guide to Preschool Choice for guidance.

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  • BCD has taught me how to be a good friend.


    I am a Bulldog
        - Preschool Student

Inside the classroom

Boulder Country Day School    4820 Nautilus Court North • Boulder, Colorado 80301 • Phone - 303.527.4931 • After-hours x229 • info@bouldercountryday.org
Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.

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