Early Learning Center


Early Learning Center News

  • The Early Learning Center will open a full-day classroom at Oak Knoll School in August 2019!


    2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR

    The lottery for the 2019-20 school year was conducted on February 28th. Confirmation and waitlist letters will go out the weeks of March 4th and March 11th. 


    We have added tours on March 13th and March 15th at 9:00 a.m. for families who would like to visit before making a commitment for next year. 


    Based on demand determined via the lottery, classroom options for 2019-20 are:




    • 2 Full-Day classes open 7:30-5:30
    • 1 Part-Day class open 8:30-12:30 with an option for early care for 7:30-8:30


    Oak Knoll


    • 1 Full day class open from 7:30-5:30


    Applying for the Early Learning  Center 2019-20

    The deadline for children to be included in the 2019-20 lottery was February 15, 2019; however, families are still welcome to apply after that date and their children will be placed on the waiting list according to the date of their application. 


    To register your child for the 2019-20 lottery, please complete and submit this form.

    Para inscribir a su hijo en la lotería 2019-20, complete y envíe este formulario.


    Enrollment Priorities


    • Priority 1 –Current ELC students and their siblings
    • Priority 2 - MPCSD Residents and children eligible for the Tinsley Voluntary Transfer Program who qualify for an Early Learning Center scholarship
    • Priority 3 - MPCSD Staff (children of ELC staff will receive first priority among staff)
    • Priority 4 - Community - Children who live outside of the MPCSD boundaries
    • Priority 5- Children whose families apply after February 15, 2019


    Spaces will be distributed as follows:

    • 75% Full fee spaces
    • 25% Scholarship spaces 






Welcome to ELC!

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    We believe that young children flourish in environments where play, experimentation and positive interactions are at the core of their everyday experiences; and have the capacity to persevere with great concentration on challenges that truly engage them and light the fire of their curiosity.




    ELC Summer Camps will run for 5 weeks from July 9-August 8, 2019


    Click here for more information.

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    In the event that we have more applicants than we have spaces for, we will hold a lottery to determine preschool placement. We will begin notifying in early March 2019. 

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    Our next tours will be held March 13th and March 15th from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Please meet under the Flag Pole on the Laurel School campus at 95 Edge Rd. in Atherton. 


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