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On-Site Child Care

Stanford has eight on-site early education and child care centers that serve children in the Stanford community ranging in age from infants to eight years old. All established centers are NAEYC accredited and offer the highest level of care, supervision and education.

Screenshot from the Children & Family Overview video

Application

Rainbow School and Pepper Tree After School Program have separate wait pool applications. These applications can be found by scrolling down the page and using the application link under each school's name.

Tuition Schedule

Watch the Children & Family Overview video for an overview of the resources available to help you manage all aspects of child and family life, including childcare and financial assistance programs.


Child Care Centers: Infant Through Preschool

Green lawn, trees and walkway in front of child center building

Stock Farm Road Children's Center (SFRCC) 

183 Stock Farm Road, Stanford, CA 94304 | 650-736-8465 | Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Michelle Bailey | Director
Kathy Mudge | 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 3 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.

Visit the Stock Farm Road Children's Center website


Stanford Arboretum Children's Center houses with sign

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 | Director

kathy mudge | 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 Hospital/LPCH affiliates. Enrollment priority is given to faculty, students & postdocs, university staff, employees of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, respectively.

Visit the Stanford Arboretum Children's Center website


CCLC house in Stanford West Apartments

CCLC at Stanford West

625 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304 | 650-723-8700 | Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Kimeesean Donaldson | CENTER DIRECTOR

kathy mudge | enrollment coordinator

CCLC at Stanford West is located in the Stanford West Apartments. It serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and has an enrollment capacity of 106 children. CCLC at Stanford West is open to affiliates of Stanford University and Stanford Hospital/LPCH. Enrollment priority is given to Stanford West Apartments’ residents, faculty, students & postdocs, university staff, employees of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, respectively.

Visit the CCLC at Stanford West website


Children's Center of the Stanford Community logo, a smiley-faced stick figure person.

Children's Center of Stanford Community (CCSC)

685 Pampas Lane, Stanford, CA  94305 | 650-853-3090 | Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Caren Gans | Director

hope flamenco | Enrollment 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 144 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.

Visit the Children's Center of Stanford website


Stanford Madera Grove Children's Center, light tan house with brown roof

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.

Heather Vise | DIRECTOR

Kathy Mudge | 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.

Visit the Stanford Madera Grove Children's Center website


Child Care: Preschool Through School Age

Playground and lawn at Escondido Village's Rainbow School

Rainbow School at Escondido Village

140 Comstock Circle, Stanford, CA 94305 | 650-723-0217 | Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Natalie Seer | Director

Rainbow School is a parent cooperative preschool for children ages 2.9 years to 5 years old, and has an enrollment capacity of 27 children. Rainbow is designed to meet the needs of international Stanford graduate student families living on campus in Escondido Village (EV) and offers waiting list priority and reduced tuition to residents of EV. Rainbow’s second priority group is Stanford students, faculty, staff and postdocs. Other community members have third priority for enrollment. Please note that due to programmatic changes, the 2016/2017 school year will be the last year for Rainbow School. Please contact the WorkLife Office for additional resources for preschool programs on campus as well as in the area.

Visit the Rainbow School website


Pepper Tree After School Program House with sunflower in foreground

Pepper Tree After School Program at Escondido Village

865 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305 | 650-723-3646 | Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

NATALIE SEER | DIRECTOR

Pepper Tree After School Program located in Escondido Village, serves children in kindergarten through second grade (5 to 8 years old) and provides a high quality mix of play and enrichment at their on-campus facility. Pepper Tree is open to Stanford University affiliates, primarily serving families of graduate students. Priority and reduced tuition rates are given to residents of Escondido Village. Spring break care, summer camp and occasional full day care options are also available when Escondido School is closed. Pepper Tree has an enrollment capacity of 20, and the schedule matches the Escondido Elementary School bell schedule and calendar. Please note that due to programmatic changes, the 2016/2017 school year will be the last year for Pepper Tree After School Program. Please contact the WorkLife Office for additional resources for after school programs in the area.

Visit the Pepper Tree School Program website


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.  

Visit  the Bing Nursery School website


Financial Resources