At BDLC, parents can feel confident that their children are safe, nurtured, and happy while engaging in play-based education that follows the Creative Curriculum®. Teachers have planning periods each week to prepare educational curriculum focused on developing the whole child including:
Age-appropriate body movement that develops fine and gross motor skills
Building social-emotional skills that serve as building blocks for strong interpersonal skills as students mature
An appreciation for math, science, literacy, and the arts
Empowering students’ curiosity to explore nature and the world surrounding them
Monthly themes are incorporated into many of our daily activities such as art, group activities, music, and circle time. Themes are often selected by the children to keep them excited about learning. We understand that everyone learns differently; some children learn best in whole groups, others in smaller groups or individually. Our teachers work with children to best meet their current needs.
BDLC offers a nutritious and balanced plant-based menu that includes many fresh and organic ingredients prepared by our in-house kitchen staff.
Many of our meals include produce from our garden that students have access to learn about nature and how food grows.
BDLC is a nut-free facility and accommodates allergies with substitute menu options.
Formula is available for infants 12 months and under unless otherwise directed by a physician. We also support nursing mothers who wish to breastfeed on-site or provide fresh or frozen breast milk to their infants.
Families are an integral part of our community and have the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents in a variety of ways. Teachers provide monthly lesson plans and weekly updates to families on classroom activities. The BDLC Buzz is a monthly e-newsletter that highlights news at the Center and opportunities to get involved in volunteer days or serving on a committee or the Board.
More information about our school can be found in the BDLC Family Handbook.
BDLC serves nearly 100 students age 6 weeks to 6 years throughout 8 classrooms. BDLC offers admission on a rolling basis with with our main enrollment and classroom transition in August. We also offer full-time educational programming during summer months. Depending on enrollment and age groups, a mid-year transition may take place in the spring semester.
BDLC is currently enrolling students 6 weeks -5 years old.
Waitlist applications also being accepted for other classrooms.
Each year, the BDLC Board of Directors prepares a budget that is voted on by the general membership at the annual Winter Solstice Dinner. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Regular milk is included in tuition; organic milk is provided for an additional monthly fee. Families may also opt in to pay a diaper fee to BDLC, or provide their own disposable or cloth diapers.