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.

Making the Most of your Philanthropy

October 3, 2019 from 8:05am - 9:15am

Angela Farone, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement at CU and Amanda Hopkins, Senior Director of Gift Planning at CU, will present Making the Most of your Philanthropy, on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:05.  The primary goals of this workshop are to help families better understand their philanthropic giving and learn creative strategies so that giving is both beneficial to the organization and to their personal taxes.  We also hope you’ll walk away with ideas on how to begin talking to your children about philanthropy.

Register for this event here.

BoCo High School Fair

October 17, 2019 
from 6:30pm to 8:00pm 

Open to the public - all of Boulder County middle school students and families welcome.
70+ public, private, and boarding schools attending.
Free Boarding School Information Session from 5:30-6:30pm

Local Schools attending this year:
Boulder Boulder Regis Jesuit Aurora
Dawson Lafayette Sanitas  Boulder
Fairview Boulder Silver Creek Longmont
Holy Family Broomfield Tara Performing Arts Boulder
Lyons Lyons Temple Grandin School Boulder
New Vista Boulder Watershed Boulder
Niwot Niwot

Boarding Schools attending this year:
Admiral Farragut Academy St Petersburg, FL Mercersburg Academy Mercersburg, PA
American University Preparatory School Los Angeles, CA Middlesex School Concord, MA 
Army and Navy Academy Carlsbad, CA Midland School Los Olivos, CA
Asheville School  Asheville, NC Millbrook School Millbrook, NY
Avon Old Farms Avon, CT Milton Academy Milton, MA 
Baylor School Chattanooga, TN Miss Porter's School Farmington, CT
Berkshire School Sheffield, MA Missouri Military Academy  Mexico, MO
Besant Hill School Ojai, CA New Hampton School New Hampton, NH 
Bishop's College School Sherbrooke, QC Northfield Mount Hermon Gill, MA 
Blair Academy Blairstown, NJ Northwood School Lake Placid, NY
Brewster Academy Wolfeboro, NH Oaks Christian School Westlake Village, CA
Brooks School North Andover, MA Oregon Episcopal School Portland, OR
Canterbury New Milford, CT Peddie School Hightstown, NJ 
Cardigan Mountain School Canaan, NH Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH
Cate School Carpinteria, CA Pomfret School Pomfret, CT 
Colorado Rocky Mountain School Carbondale, CO Portsmouth Abbey School Portsmouth, RI 
Cushing Academy Ashburnham, MA  Proctor Academy Andover, NH
Deerfield Academy Deerfield, MA  Salisbury School Salisbury, CT
Dunn School Los Olivos, CA St. Andrews School Middletown, DE 
Ecole d’Humanite Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland St. Andrews Sewannee Sewanee, TN
Emma Willard School Troy, NY St. Stephen's Episcopal (Texas) Austin, TX
Episcopal HS  Alexandria, VA  St. Timothy's Georgia
Fountain Valley School Colorado Springs, CO Steamboat Mountain School Steamboat Springs, CO
Foxcroft School Middleburg, VA Stuart Hall Staunton, VA
Garrison Forest School Owings Mill, MD Sun Valley Community School Sun Valley, ID
George School Newtown, PA Tabor Academy Marion, MA
Gould Academy Bethel, ME Madeira McLean, VA
Groton School  Groton, MA  The Putney School Putney, VT
Holderness School Holderness, NH  The Thacher School Ojai, CA 
Idyllwild Arts Academy Idyllwild, CA The Webb Schools Claremont, CA
Kent School (CT) Kent, CO Thomas Jefferson School St Louis, MO
Kimball Union Academy Meriden, NH  Westminster School Simsbury, CT 
Lake Forest Academy Lake Forest, IL Westtown West Chester, PA
Linden Hall Lititz, PA White Mountain School Bethlehem, NH 
Loomis Chaffee Windsor, CT Woodberry Forest School Woodberry Forest, VA

Second-Goal Parent® workshop presented by Positive Coaching Alliance

November 6, 2019 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Boulder Country Day School is proud to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance. PCA will present to parents on how they can help their children make themselves, their teammates and the game better.

The Big Picture in Youth Sports

A Second-Goal Parent recognizes that there is a Little Picture and a Big Picture in youth sports. The Little Picture concerns things like whether the child is playing the right position, the team is winning, etc. The Big Picture, which often gets drowned out by the Little Pictures, is about what the child is learning from youth sports.

There are two broad goals in youth sports: striving to win and building character so kids develop into successful, contributing members of society. As important as winning may seem, Second-Goal Parents let coaches and athletes worry about the first goal of scoreboard results. Second-Goal Parents have a much more important role to play: ensuring their children take away from sports lessons that will help them be successful in life. That is the Big Picture.

This event is free and open to the public. Register link coming soon.

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

January 8, 2020 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

What does it mean to be Highly Sensitive? Is that even a real term? What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Are the two related? What do I need to know if I'm parenting a sensitive child?

Using neuroscience as her guide, Sarah will explain Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), the Highly Sensitive "diagnosis", and most importantly offer some parenting strategies and tips to employ with sensitive kiddos. Sarah is passionate about helping parents create authentic and reflective relationships with their kids. For over 15 years, she has worked with parents to help them define and rewrite their parenting "roadmaps".

Register link coming soon.

About Sarah K. Ahn, MBA, MSW, LSCW: Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who is passionate about coaching parents to have authentic, attached, and reflective relationships with their kids. For over 15 years, Sarah has worked with children, parents, and adults at the Kempe Center, Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR), Harvard Graduate School of Business, and in private practice.

Lessons in Executive Function through Movement

March 19, 2020 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.

Attendees will learn:
  • What is executive functioning?
  • How does this impact students?
  • How to develop these skills
  • How to “do” school

How to Find Us

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 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.