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 and all are free or require a minimal fee. Please review the schedule below and come join us.
The complete schedule for the 2022-23 BCD Parent Education Series will be published soon.

BoCo high School Fair - October 12th

October 12, 2022
- Open to the public (all Boulder County middle school students and families welcome) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Boulder County public and private high school, as well as national and international boarding schools, will be in attendance. No registration necessary.

Local public and private schools attending the 2022 Fair:
Boulder High Niwot
Campion Academy Regis Jesuit
Dawson Shining Mountain Waldorf School
Fairview Silver Creek
Fusion Academy St Vrain Virtual High School
Holy Family Tara Performing Arts High School
LaunchED Virtual Academy K-12 Temple Grandin School
New Vista Watershed

Boarding schools attending the 2022 Fair:
Asheville School
Asheville, NC
Missouri Military Academy
Mexico, MO
Avon Old Farms
Avon, CT
New Hampton School
New Hampton, NH
Berkshire School
Sheffield, MA
Northfield Mount Hermon
Gill, MA
Bishop's College School
Sherbrooke, QC
Northwood School
Lake Placid, NY
Blair Academy
Blairstown, NJ
Ojai Valley School
Ojai, CA
New Milford, CT
Oldfields School
Sparks Glencoe, MD
Cardigan Mountain School
Canaan, NH
Peddie School
Hightstown, NJ
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Carbondale, CO
Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, NH
Culver Academies
Culver, IN
Pomfret School
Pomfret, CT
Cushing Academy
Ashburnham, MA
Portsmouth Abbey School
Portsmouth, RI
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield, MA
Proctor Academy
Andover, NH
Dunn School
Los Olivos, CA
Salisbury School
Salisbury, CT
Ecole d’Humanite
Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland
Shattuck - St Mary's School
Faribault, MN
Emma Willard School
Troy, NY
St. Andrew's School
Middletown, DE
Episcopal High School
Alexandria, VA
St. Stephen's Episcopal
Austin, TX
Fountain Valley School
Colorado Springs, CO
St. Timothy's School
Stevenson, MD
Foxcroft School
Middleburg, VA
Stevenson School
Carmel and Pebble Beach, CA
Garrison Forest School
Owings Mill, MD
Stuart Hall
Staunton, VA
George School
Newtown, PA
Suffield Academy
Suffield, CT
Grier School
Birmingham, PA
Sun Valley Community School
Sun Valley, ID
Groton School
Groton, MA
Tabor Academy
Marion, MA
Hebron Academy
Hebron, ME
The Ethel Walker School
Simsbury, CT
Holderness School
Holderness, NH 
The Putney School
Putney, VT
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild, CA
The Hotchkiss School
Salisbury, CT
Indian Springs
Indian Springs, AL
The Taft School
Watertown, CT
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen, MI
The Thacher School
Ojai, CA
Kent School
Kent, CT
The Webb Schools
Claremont, CA
Kimball Union Academy
Meriden, NH
Trinity-Pawling School
Pawling, NY
Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville, NJ
Wasatch Academy
Mt. Pleasant, Utah
Loomis Chaffee
Windsor, CT
Wayland Academy
Beaver Dam, WI
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg, PA
Westminster School
Simsbury, CT
Middlesex School
Concord, MA
Westtown School
West Chester, PA
Midland School
Los Olivos, CA
White Mountain School
Bethlehem, NH
Millbrook School
Millbrook, NY
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham, MA
Milton Academy
Milton, MA
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest, VA
Miss Porter's School
Farmington, CT

Social Emotional Learning at BCD and at home - October 19th

Mindfulness with author Emily France - November 15th

November 15, 2022 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Emily France, author of Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit, will teach on mindfulness for young children using picture books.

Emily France is a lawyer and a graduate of Brown University. She is the critically acclaimed author of several books. Her young adult titles, Zen and Gone and Signs of You, were selected as a Washington Post Best Book of the Month and an Apple Books Best of the Month. Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit is her Zen-inspired picture book. Her adult debut, Daughter, Dalloway, will be released in March 2023. Learn more at

Click here to register for this event.

The Nine Year Old Change with Deb Rubin, LCSW - DEcember 6th

December 6, 2022 from 8:00am - 9:30am
This event is for BCD families only. 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Deborah Rubin, will be join us to present the ‘Nine Year Old Change.’ This parenting session will cover the developmental and psychological changes specific to the 9 year change. One of the biggest themes is that children revisit the push pull dynamic (similar to the 2 year change), but at 9 it is a lot more complicated. A lot is happening in their little brains. Some of the changes are very subtle and when parents can be prepared and knowledgeable about what is happening, it can help parents not take things so personally; it can be very comforting for parents to know they are not alone. Ms. Rubin will seek to clarify the normalcy of some of the behaviors children display and give some tips on how to make this phase more compassionate for all involved.

Executive Functioning with Brandon Slade of Untapped Learning - January 11th

January 11, 2023 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in-person

Presented by Brandon Slade, Founder and President of Untapped Learning. As a student, Mr. Slade was diagnosed with ADHD and had to work through his own struggles with academics. Prior to founding Untapped Learning, he taught Special Education in BVSD for 10 years. Now days, Mr. Slade helps students to handle academics, and life, with a plan and confidence.

Lisa Damour, PhD - April 26th

April 26, 2023 from 6:00-7:30pm in-person at BCD

Dr. Lisa Damour will offer us guidance, strategies, and tips on untangling family life in this increasingly chaotic world.

Dr. Damour is the author of two NYTimes bestsellers, Under Pressure and Untangled.

Resource List from prior PES events

Whole Family Resilience presented by Dr. Deb Sorensen - February 2021

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.