Menlo Children's Center

Preschool program

Menlo Children’s Center aims to create community by providing lifelong learning opportunities and social activities that foster individual personal growth and overall community well-being. Through enriching and physical activities, we recognize each child and their families' individuality. The philosophy of our preschool program is to allow the children to learn through play. In our care, we believe children will:

  • have opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
  • increase physical and motor skills.
  • develop positive feelings about themselves
  • establish friendships 

After-school program

The Menlo Children’s Center after-school program is dedicated to the concept that learning should be fun. The program is designed to:

  • Provide a safe environment for social and emotional development
  • Support academic success
  • Provide a positive growth experience
  • Offer a place for students to spend time with adults and peers, engaged in fun and enriching activities.
  • Offer a variety of activities that promote life skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, creativity, leadership and sportsmanship.

In the summer months, the Menlo Children’s Center after-school program provides a full-day summer camp for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade.

Center details

License number:414002020 (preschool) and 414002032 (school age program)

Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (preschool) and Noon to 6 p.m. (school age program)

Address: 801 Laurel St.

Ages served: 18 months to entering kindergarten (preschool) and kindergarten to sixth grade (school age program)


  • Preschool: A morning and afternoon snack is provided. Lunch is provided by each family.
  • School age program: A daily nutritional snack is provided

Tuition full-day program:

  • Preschool: $2035/month for residents and $2247/month for nonresidents
  • School age program: $473/month for residents and $639/month for nonresidents
    • Kindergarten: $512/month for residents and $691/month for nonresidents

Transportation is provided from local schools within the Menlo Park City School District (Laurel Elementary, Encinal Elementary and Oak Knoll Elementary).

Spaces are limited. Please contact us to register.

Contact us

Sheriann Chaw

Library and Community Services Supervisor