The Early Learning Center at Fay School is an early childhood program for children ages two years, nine months through age five. Our program features outstanding teachers, small class sizes, and early morning and late afternoon coverage, all in a joyful, nurturing, structured setting.


The Early Learning Center at Fay School (ELC) is open to children ages two years, nine months through age five. 


Parents may choose from a range of enrollment options, including a three-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) program and a five-day program, as well as full (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and half (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) days. The Early Learning Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.

During the summer, the ELC is closed for two non-consecutive weeks (once in June at the conclusion of the school year and once in August before the next year starts). During the remaining nine weeks of summer, ELC Summer Session is available and families may choose to register for all nine weeks, a four week session, or a five week session. Families that will be returning to the ELC for the next school year also have the option of not registering for ELC Summer Session and their spot will still be held for September. Parents who prefer a “summer camp” experience for their child or who wish to arrange for specific, non-consecutive weeks of care during the summer may register for FaySummer on a week-by-week basis.


The ELC is located in Fay’s Primary School Building, in spacious, sunlit classrooms that offer ample space for exploration and discovery. Learn more >

Curriculum & Philosophy

Children learn and thrive in a hands-on, inquiry-based, and enriched program that fosters active learning, positive social connections, and foundational skills necessary for a successful transition to kindergarten. Learn more >


Children ages two years, nine months through age five are eligible to attend the Early Learning Center. Parents of younger children may also choose to apply early in order to reserve a space.  Learn more >

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The Early Learning Center at Fay School