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.

Executive Functioning Skills for the 2020-21 School Year

Rescheduled to October 27th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Presented by Brandon Slade, Founder and President of Stride Learning. As a student, Mr. Slade was diagnosed with ADHD and had to work through his own struggles with academics. Prior to founding Stride 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.

Executive Functioning Skills for the 2020-21 School Year
The return to school following five months away may feel abrupt for students (and families). Let’s set them up to start their year off on the right foot!

Returning to Routine and learning to focus during a time of uncertainty
Executive Function Strategies to support success whether working from home or in-person
Switching Modes successfully between distance and in-person learning
The Movement-Brain Power Connection whereby exercise improves mood and information retention

Register for October 27th.

Social Media and the Tween Brain

November 12, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:30pm via Zoom

In November, we will welcome Deb Rubin again to discuss social media and the tween brain. 

Parents will learn: 
  • Why and how to set boundaries
  • The effects of social media on tweens and the depression and anxiety connection
  • How to step into your powers as the rule maker and example maker

Click here to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Parenting Safe Children

December 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00pm via Zoom
December 10th from 5:00 - 7:00pm via Zoom

Please join us for an inspiring workshop on Parenting Safe Children: Empowering Adults to Keep Children Safe from Sexual Abuse. This workshop is for BCD families only and is being provided free of charge through a gift from two BCD families. The normal fee for this workshop is $50/person.

Parents will learn:
  • What makes children vulnerable to sexual abuse.
  • What body-safety rules you can teach your children to keep them safe.
  • How you can talk about your child’s body safety with teachers, coaches, nannies, family members, faith leaders and other parents.
Feather Berkower is a licensed clinical social worker and holds a Masters of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a leader in child sexual abuse prevention since 1985 and educated over 100,000 school children, parents and professionals.

Feather Berkower, M.S.W.
Child Sexual Assault Prevention Educator & Author 
Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse (Must-Read Parenting Book!)

“Parenting Safe Children is the single most worthwhile parenting class I’ve ever attended. In fact, going to this workshop was the best thing I’ve ever done for my children. And, Feather Berkower is amazing!”
             - Workshop Attendee

Click here to register for the Workshop

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:

Find us in Boulder, CO

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.