Stanford Arboretum Children's Center

  • Allison Monroe, Director
  • 215 Quarry Road
  • Stanford, CA, 94305
  • Ph: (650) 725-6328
  • Fax: (650) 723-5392
  • Ages: 8 weeks to 5 years
  • Hours: 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday - Friday

For information about availability and enrollment, please contact our Enrollment Coordinator at

Welcome! Meet the Team »

Stanford Arboretum Children's Center offers a stimulating and caring environment designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. We provide a variety of learning experiences that encourage a positive self-image and joy in the learning process. Our highly trained and educated staff establish an environment that is clean, fun, creative and most importantly, “child-centered”. Our program focuses on a proprietary play-based curriculum, Guided Discovery, which incorporates the best practices of every child development philosophy. We feel an open line of communication between our parents and teachers is the most effective way to build strong relationships. Our teachers guide, assist and observe children throughout the day, involving themselves at the child’s level and helping them discover answers to questions and new ideas. Parents are free to visit their child’s classroom at any time for lunch, story time, to share a family tradition, or just to observe their child. We hope that you become a part of our family here at Stanford Arboretum CCLC.

- Allison Monroe, Center Director

Business Partner Message

SACC is proud to provide high quality care exclusive to Stanford affiliates. This includes the Hospital as well as the University. There are no priority levels at Stanford Arboretum CCLC. If your affiliation ends for any reason, your child has a 90 grace period before leaving the center.

Programs Offered

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)

    Infant Programs (6 Weeks-1 Year)

    When your infant is in our care, we are committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment that meets your needs and the needs of your child. As your infant grows and changes – which happens on a daily basis at this stage – we make changes, too, so development and learning unfolds naturally.

  • Toddler Programs (1-2 years)

    Toddler Programs (1-2 Years)

    Toddlers are explorers on the road to learning. They walk all over, eat table food and often take just one nap a day. In a safe and nurturing environment, your little adventurer will find his voice, make new friends and develop confidence in newfound abilities.

  • Jr. Preschool (2-3 years)

    Jr. Preschool Programs (2-3 Years)

    Let us help your 2-year-old develop her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. We plan your child's activities based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Your young learner will increase her language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities.

  • Preschool Programs (3-4 years)

    Preschool Programs (3-4 Years)

    Preschool kids are in the process of becoming confident learners. We take their confidence to the next level with hands-on education. Your 3- to 4-year-old child is ready for structured learning activities that touch on early literacy, math, science and social studies. Our program balances these subjects with opportunities for independent exploration – and a healthy dose of running, jumping and dancing.

  • Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 years)

    Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 Years)

    With our expert educators guiding the way, your child will feel confident taking the big step into the kindergarten classroom. With lower student-to-teacher ratios, your child will get more individualized attention. Our comprehensive, full-day kindergarten program encompasses reading, language, math, science, arts and physical fitness to keep your child excited about school. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so your child will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Learning Adventures &
Enrichment Programs

  • Betsy Stern Music Lady

Holidays Observed & Professional Development Days

We are closed on New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.


  • We are very proud to say we are accredited through NAEYC! For more information about the NAEYC accreditation please visit,

  • The Eco-Healthy Child Care program assesses 30 critical care factors including biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products, non-toxic art supplies, PVC-free toys and more. To learn more go to:

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