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Stanford West Children's Center

Stanford West Children's Center
625 CLARK WAY, PALO ALTO, CA 94304
MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
 

Stanford West Children's Center is located in the Stanford West Apartments. Stanford West is open to university affiliates and Stanford Health Care/Stanford Children’s Health employees. 

How Stanford West Children's Center Works

  • Stanford West Children’s Center is operated by Bright Horizons.
  • Bright Horizons supports the development of the whole child, developing future learners, leaders, citizens, and stewards, focusing on cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development.

  • Educational approaches are rooted in Emergent Curriculum, a research-based approach that leverages a child's own interests toward discovery through projects and play-based learning experiences.

  • Teachers are supported to grow professionally and stay current on the most effective education techniques supporting a young child's development.

  • Safety is a top priority.

Classroom Designations

  • Stanford West Children’s Center has capacity for 108 children and serves children ages eight weeks to five years.

  • Child capacity numbers are determined by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care Licensing Division and are based on the indoor/outdoor area to which the children will have access.

  • Of the 108 available spaces, below is a breakdown of the classroom size designations based on 100% enrollment: 

  Group Size # of Classes
Infants 12 1
Toddlers 12 1
Twos 12 2
Preschool 20 2
Prekindergarten 20 1

Waitlist Application and Process

  • Enrollment priority is given to Stanford West apartment residents, faculty, students, postdocs, and university staff, employees of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health, respectively.

  • You may submit your application online. 

Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdocs, and Visitors - Child care application page

Hospital - Child care application page

Key Documents

Stanford West Children's Center Contacts