Preschool through IB Middle School

Parent Education Series

The BCD Parent Education Series offers free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world. Speakers and topics are selected based on current relevance to children and parents. Past topics include: Media and Internet Safety, Understanding the Gifted & Talented personality, Healthy Eating Habits, and Anti-Bullying.

Most events are open to the public. All events are free. Please review our schedule and come join us.

Understanding Anti-Bias Education: Why and How the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards are Implemented in K-8th Grade Classrooms

January 12, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30pm via Zoom

Last year following an exploration process and recommendation by a volunteer team of parents and BCD teachers, BCD selected the Teaching Tolerance framework for implementation of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) education. We have invited Teaching Tolerance expert, Sara Wicht, to share with our parents an overview of the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards.
Ms. Wicht will:
  • Define the goals of anti-bias education 
  • Contextualize BCD’s decision to officially utilize the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards (TTSJS) as a framework to guide our anti-bias education work with students and families
  • Demonstrate what anti-bias attitudes and beliefs look like in K through 8th grade classrooms
  • Explore anticipated outcomes of implementing the Social Justice Standards school-wide
  • Recommend ways parents can use the Social Justice Standards as a framework to talk with their students at home about social justice issues and reinforce efforts happening at school
Sara Wicht’s website:

Whole Family Resilience: Psychological Flexibility Skills for Parents and Children in Difficult Times

February 24, 2021 from 6:00pm- 7:30pm via Zoom

Parents Will Learn:
- What resilience means and why it’s important for emotional health
- Parenting strategies to foster resilience and increase psychological flexibility in kids
- Skills to help parents care for their own emotions as they do the hard work of raising children

Dr. Debbie Sorensen is a clinical psychologist in Denver Colorado. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, and has co-authored a book on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that will be released in May, 2021.

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Resource List from prior PES events

BCD Faculty share ideas on how to Bring Responsive Classroom Home.

Presentation by Brian Dino
, Media Program Coordinator of Common Sense Media on social media, cell phone use, and internet safety.

Video of Dr. Dan Siegel's presentation on the Adolescent Mind.

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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 their 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.