Early Learning Matters

  • Early Learning Matters provides opportunities in an enriched environment where children grow the mind and become strong and independent thinkers.
  • ELMs child programs include a brain based preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten program, summer classes, and community, parent, and teacher education.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded2005
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students91 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Early Learning Matters Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorKandy Dicken

School Notes

  • Early Learning Matters (ELM) is a dedicated Preschool and Kindergarten committed to helping all children develop thinking and personal leadership skills.It`s joyful. It`s nurturing. It`s effective.We invite you to come and see for yourself why ELM has been Hillsboro`s early childhood school of choice, referred by pediatricians, educators, and learning specialists, for over 10 years.

Nearby Private Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hillsboro
    Hillsboro KinderCare
    Hillsboro KinderCare Photo - Hillsboro KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 36 students
    0.2 miles
    4600 NE Cornell Rd
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
    (503)648-2443
    0.2 NS-PK
    36
  • Hillsboro
    The Goddard School - Hillsboro
    The Goddard School - Hillsboro Photo
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 114 students
    0.6 miles
    5530 Ne Elam Young Parkway
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
    (503)693-1888
    0.6 PK-K
    114
  • Hillsboro
    The Happy Childrens Montessori
    The Happy Childrens Montessori Photo - This girl is concentrating hard on her number papers. She is 4.
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: NS-K | 15 students
    1.2 miles
    172 Ne 32nd Avenue
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
    (503)693-6531
    1.2 NS-K
    15
  • Hillsboro
    Hillsboro Knowledge Beginnings
    Hillsboro Knowledge Beginnings Photo - Hillsboro Knowledge Beginnings
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 50 students
    1.8 miles
    3585 NE 79th Ave
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
    (503)614-1141
    1.8 NS-PK
    50
  • Hillsboro
    Tualatin Valley Academy
    Tualatin Valley Academy Photo - PreK and 6th grade buddies in ArtSmart.
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-10 | 211 students
    1.9 miles
    7405 E Main Street
    Hillsboro, OR 97123
    (503)649-5518
    1.9 PK-10
    211

School Reviews

Endorse Early Learning Matters. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Learn more about how the coronavirus can impact the financing of your child’s education.
Our children's education is a critical concern. That's why we elected to send our kids to private school in the first place. However, this COVID-19 virus is controlling everything. And it will continue to do so indefinitely until we have vaccines to protect us. With that in mind, here are five things you need to do when you are a parent with children in private school during this horrific pandemic.
If you are thinking about private school for your child in the aftermath of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, you should exercise even more due diligence than you usually would. More here.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Oregon is $7,909 for elementary schools and $12,309 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oregon is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).