Stanford has six on-site early childhood education programs that serve children in the Stanford community ranging in age from infants to five years old. All offer the highest level of care, supervision and education.
COVID-19 Update: Onsite child care waitlist applications may still be completed online or submitted by mail. Applications and waitlist fees may be mailed to the WorkLife Office at 505 Broadway, 5th Floor (MC 8802) Redwood City, CA 94063.
Tuition Schedule for Center Programs
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Early Childhood Education Programs: Infant Through Preschool
Stock Farm Road Children's Center (SFRCC)
183 Stock Farm Road, Stanford, CA 94305 | 650-736-8465 | Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hang Dang | center Co-Director
Debbie Hogue | center co-Director
Victoria Lee | Enrollment coordinator
Stock Farm Road Children’s Center (SFRCC) serves children ages 8 weeks to Preschool with a larger enrollment capacity for children aged 8 weeks to 5 years of age and a total enrollment capacity of 124 children. SFRCC is open to Stanford University affiliates and Stanford Hospital/LPCH affiliates. Enrollment priority is given to faculty, clinician educators, students and postdocs, university staff, employees of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, respectively.
Stanford Arboretum Children's Center (SACC)
215 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 | 650-725-6322 | Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Allison Monroe | center Director
Victoria Lee | enrollment coordinator
The Stanford Arboretum Children's Center (SACC) serves children ages 8 weeks to 5 years and has an enrollment capacity of 138 children. SACC is open to Stanford University affiliates and Stanford Health Care/Stanford Children's Health employees. Enrollment priority is given to faculty, students & postdocs, university staff, employees of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, respectively.
Stanford West Children's Center
625 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304 | 650-723-8700 | Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Temporarily Closed)
As of April 10, 2020, Stanford West Children's Center (SWCC) has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this closure, the university has taken the opportunity to evaluate certain elements of Stanford’s complex child care system. To achieve a consistent operational model across our child care centers, the university is terminating the lease arrangement with KinderCare effective August 31, 2020. Families enrolled at SWCC have been notified of this change. Families on the child care waitlist can update their preferences and remain on the Stanford West waiting list. Ultimately, SWCC will reopen under the type of management contract model we have in place at our other centers. There are a number of logistical issues and questions that need to be handled before we can confirm a reopening date and future operator. Families enrolled or on the waitlist for Stanford on-site child care will be updated when more information is available.
Children's Center of the Stanford Community (CCSC)
140 Comstock Circle, Stanford, CA 94305 | 650-721-0101 | Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Susan Hoganes | Center director
Hope Flamenco | Family Engagement coordinator
The Children’s Center of the Stanford Community (CCSC) is a non-profit parent participation program serving children ages 8 weeks to 5 years and has a capacity of 220 children. Parents may participate in their child’s classroom for a reduced tuition fee. Enrollment priority is given to faculty, students & postdocs, and university staff, respectively.
Stanford Madera Grove Children's Center
751 Olmsted Road, Stanford, CA 94305 | 650-721-6632 | Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sally Zarcone | center director
victoria Lee | Enrollment coordinator
Stanford Madera Grove Children’s Center has a capacity of 200 children ages 8 weeks to 5 years. Enrollment priority is given to faculty, students & postdocs, and university staff, respectively.
Pine Cone Children's Center
900 Barron Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063 | Monday - Friday 7:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Mickey Alvarado | Center director
Nathalie Larsen | Regional Manager
Kasey bojo | enrollment coordinator/business manager
Pine Cone Children’s Center (PCCC) is the newest facility in the university’s network of onsite child care centers. PCCC has capacity for 120 children and serves children ages eight weeks through five years. Located at the Stanford Redwood City campus enrollment priority is given to faculty, students & postdocs, university staff, employees of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, respectively.
Bing Nursery School
850 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305 | 650-723-4865
Bing Nursery School is a program within the School of Humanities & Sciences, serving as a laboratory for research and child development for the Department of Psychology.
Please contact Bing directly if you would like to be added to their waitlist.