Join Our School Family
Set against the majestic Flatirons at the base of the Rocky Mountains, our center is tucked away from traffic and noise. Located on the campus of the US Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories, ours is a quiet spot with visits from deer and rabbits. The Commerce Children's Center is a purpose-built facility with large classrooms, natural light, and easy access to play yards. We have an outdoor garden area and an indoor gross motor activity room. Our location provides easy access to open space, walking trails and beautiful mountain views. We are open to federal employees, as well as, private clients who are not federal employees. We operate year-round, Monday through Friday.
We're so glad you found us and we hope you are interested in knowing more about us and sharing your child care needs.
We hope you'll join our School Family of parents, children and staff!
INITIAL INQUIRY and PHONE MEETING
We invite you to complete the "Contact Us" form and our Director will reach out to you. At a time convenient for you, a phone meeting will be an opportunity to tell us about your needs and what you value in an early childhood program. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like! We'll provide you with specific information about our curriculum, tuition and hours of operation. The next step is for us to meet in person.
Being located on a government-secured site requires that all visitors must go through a security protocol and be issued a Visitor Pass. For this reason, we must schedule your visit. Be sure to bring a photo I.D. with you.
We look forward to meeting your family, introducing you to our team and showing you our programs in action!
ADMISSION and ENROLLMENT
When you decide Commerce Children's Center is the right choice for your child's early care and education, we begin the enrollment process. We'll help you sort through the required paperwork and give you documents to be completed by your child's pediatrician or health practitioner. You'll receive our informative Parent Handbook outlining all policies and procedures.
On your child's first day of school, we begin our partnership! You become part of our School Family!
We know it is exciting and a little bit scary. The first few weeks may be challenging. You will have a direct line of communication to your child’s teacher through our ProCare Connect™ app on your phone. Your teacher will send you information throughout the day and you may message your teacher with any questions.
Soon you'll settle into a routine and we'll continue to share daily insights, activity plans, hold parent-teacher conferences, offer opportunities for parent education and involvement and foster our sense of community.
It is our sincere wish to work in partnership with you as your child learns, grows and thrives!