Bearly Tawl consists of our main facility and a separate infant center a few steps away. Both are home-like and comfortable, and each has its own outside play area. The infant center has a 400 square foot porch play zone and the main day care building has a large playground with separate areas for each class level.

Safety First

Our staff understands that the decision to close or delay center hours during inclement weather often disrupts family schedules. However, as always, our top priority is the safety of our children and staff, so the decision to close or delay opening is not an easy one.

Decision-making Process

Generally, Bearly Tawl will be closed or delayed for inclement weather when local school districts, Jeffco and/or CCC, are closed or delayed. Still, our center has its own exclusive circumstances. Please understand that we make the decision to open or close the center in inclement weather based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors, including:

  • precipitation throughout the day including amount of snow and/or ice accumulated
  • weather predictions, temperature and wind chill (including those from a weather alert service)
  • information on road conditions while considering the staff's ability to get to and from the center safely
  • building conditions, including availability of power and water at the center

When is the decision made?

We strive to make decisions on delays and closures as far in advance as possible in consideration of families who require time to make arrangements. In most cases, the decision will be made the night before, or in uncertain conditions, on the morning of the closure or delay. Please remember that communications will be sent immediately following a decision, via email and/or Procare messenger. For that reason, please make sure your contact information is up to date in our Procare portal.

What if conditions worsen?

If conditions worsen throughout the day, we may need to have an early dismissal but we will give as early of a notice as possible. Management will continue to monitor and assess the conditions and take into account the safety of staff and families. In the event that management determines the center must close during normal hours of operation, parents will be notified and required to pick up their children as soon as possible. Therefore, it is important for parents to have a plan in case the decision is made later on in the day. We encourage parents to consider driving conditions and to allow plenty of time in the afternoon to pick up their children when the center closes early.

Although we do our best in this process, we know that no perfect decision exists. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to attend, use your best judgment as to whether or not he or she should attend. We prefer to exercise flexibility in these situations as opposed to holding an inflexible policy.

*Please be aware that in the event of a full or partial closure there will be no reimbursement or credit of childcare fees.


Bearly Tawl is open from 7AM until 5PM weekdays. We maintain a holiday schedule that typically matches public school closures for national holidays on and around New Years Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sanitation and Cleaning

All rooms and areas where children play are cleaned daily. Our infant facility is also sanitized daily. All toys are washed on a regular basis. Nap time blankets and bedding are not shared between children. All blankets and bedding are washed on a weekly basis, or more often if necessary.


Our buildings are equipped with a numbered keypad entry system at each entry door, and panic bars on each exit door. This allows us to keep the doors locked from the outside at all times. No one is allowed to enter unless we open the door for them, or they are a parent who knows the entry code. However, from the inside the doors are kept unlocked during all hours of operation. All designated parties who are picking up a child for the first time and who have not been introduced to the staff by the director are required to show photo ID before a child will be released to them.


Our staff members are all in compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by the State of Colorado. They are all CPR and First Aid Certified. Before hiring, they undergo FBI and CBI fingerprint checks and a central registry background check. They continue their education with ongoing training each year.

Visiting Nurse

Once a month we have a registered pediatric nurse visit the center. She monitors each child's development and addresses any concerns the center or parents may have.

Other Special Visitors

We have a visit once a month from the “Funsical” man, who fills the center with music and laughter. The kids absolutely love him! The Evergreen Fire Department visits the center each fall with a fire truck and ambulance to teach fire safety. Buckle Bear visits once a year to give the children an awareness of seat belt safety. All Kids Dental visits once a year to promote dental hygiene. And, a real Santa always attends our Christmas Pageant.