• The Early Learning Center, located at Laurel School’s Lower Campus at 95 Edge Road opened on August 24, 2018, serving children 2.9-5 years old with full and part-day options. 


    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.


    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.


    To read more about our philosophy and guiding principles and to register, follow the links on the left hand side of this webpage.


    MPCSD’s Early Learning Center is licensed by and follow all regulations of the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing. Our facility number is 414004466.



    All content on this webpage is designed to provide a general overview of the philosophy and program and will be updated as new decisions are made.


    For further information, please contact

    • In English: Jessica Mihaly, Founding Director, Early Learning Center jmihaly@mpcsd.org 650-321-7140 x 8900


    • En Español: Wendy Valencia, Admin Assistant and Family Engagement Specialist wvalencia@mpcsd.org 650-321-7140 x 8900