Now enrolling for the 2021-22
A limited number of spaces are still available after the January 2021 lottery and will be offered on a rolling basis and confirmed once required paperwork and deposits are submitted. We currently have a waiting list for scholarship and tuition assistance spaces.
Eligible children will be 3 years old by December 1, 2021 and fully potty trained by the first day of school.
Children eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (born between September 1- December 1) are welcome to attend the ELC but will not be eligible to receive tuition assistance in their last year before kindergarten.
Although we can't give in-person tours this year, you can check out the photos on this page of our website. In addition, we have recently added examples of our teacher's weekly communications to parents with lots more photos of our program here and our annual presentation to the MPCSD school board.
Virtual Information and Q & A Sessions will be held on these dates
In case you missed them, this is the slide presentation for the virtual tours.
2020-21 school year (the current school year)
We are currently full for the 2020-21 school year. Please contact us at 650-463-1236 ext 0 if you're interested in being added to our waitlist.
Our in-person classrooms are located on two campuses and we have one class online:
ELC Laurel - 95 Edge Rd. Atherton
ELC Oak Knoll - 1895 Oak Knoll Ln. Menlo Park
Distance Learning - Online!
Engaging children through play, experimentation, friendship and perseverance to light the fire of lifelong learning.
The Menlo Park City School District’s Early Learning Center nurtures young children’s curiosity, sense of wonder, belonging, and deep engagement with the world around them, preparing them to develop the critical skills needed to enter kindergarten and reach their full potential.
Our caring and knowledgeable teachers support the development of friendships, foster positive conflict resolution skills, and ensure that children have a sense of belonging and feel safe and valued for their unique gifts.
2020-21 Calendar, now including 2021 Summer Camp Dates!
Registration for 2020-21 (to be completed for students offered a space by ELC)
COVID 19 DATA
These data are reported weekly and will be updated by Tuesday for the previous week. Positive Covid cases are reported to San Mateo County Health, per the county's Pandemic Recovery Framework (PRF). Case notifications are provided to the appropriate cohorts and school communities. No identifying details about individuals reporting cases will be provided to the public. This data is being reported beginning the week of July 13, 2020, the week that ELC returned to in-person learning.
|Dates||# of students/staff reporting a positive Covid case||# of cohorts moved to distance learning||Date cohort(s) return to campus|
Join the ELC Seagulls Virtual Class for the 2020-21 school year!
Classes are conducted via Zoom by one of our fully-qualifed lead teachers Monday-Friday at a cost of $100 a week and include a 45 minute circle time and activity time and 1:1 virtual visits twice a week with one of our teachers. Art supply packets are provided with materials to be used during distance learning activities.
Curriculum themes follow the outline of our in-person classes, for example, when we studied the oceans, we asked children:
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or 650-463-1236.