Registration Information

Registration starts Monday April 1st, 2019 for 2019-20 school year

Please click here for important information before coming to ELC to  register.

*Students must be at least 3 years of age and fully toilet trained to attend ELC

*Applications can be completed in person between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Applications for Preschool must be filled out in person at the Early Learning Center. Children cannot register unless all documents are presented at time of registration.

In order to complete your application, please be sure to bring the following documentation with you:

  • A copy student’s birth certificate
  • A copy of the student’s most recent physical exam with immunizations, TB status, and lead test with date and result.
  • Proof of Residency (gas, electric, etc.).
  • A check or money order for the $100.00 non-refundable registration fee. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Malden Public Schools. No cash will be accepted.

Any questions feel free to contact the office at 781-397-7025.

School Day Information

Currently, ELC participates in a grant funded free breakfast program, which is available to all students attending the Before School Program, Full-day, or Morning Sessions (regardless of family income). Parents will be asked to fill out a form if interested in participating. 

Half-Day Sessions: Children attending half-day sessions have daily snack time during both morning and afternoon sessions. (Morning Session students may also participate in the free breakfast program). Please send in a drink and a small lunch or healthy snack for your child.  Milk can be purchased each day for $.50 (price subject to change).

Full-Day Sessions: Children who attend full-day classes may participate in the free breakfast program and will have a designated lunch period in the student lunchroom as well as a classroom snack time. Please send in a healthy snack and drink. Lunches/drinks can be brought from home or purchased in school for $2.55 (price subject to change). Monthly menus will be sent home so that you will be aware of what hot and cold meals are available for a particular day.

Before School: (7-8:00 AM) Mon- Fri : Free Breakfast is available or can be brought from home to be eaten during the Before School Program;

After School Program: 2-5:30 P.M.. Mon- Fri : A snack and drink will be provided for students attending the program.

Hours of Operation:

The ELC Main Office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. – 2:45 P.M.
Tours of the ELC are available; please call to schedule an appointment (781-397-7025).
The ELC follows the Malden Public Schools’ K-8 school calendar, including Early Release days, school vacations, holidays, Teacher Professional Development days, and snow days.

Income eligible children are entitled to a free. or reduced milk and/or lunch.  Forms will be sent home for you to complete. Regardless of eligibility, all families need to fill out the form and return as soon as possible.

We will be talking to the children throughout the year about healthy and nutritious foods.  We ask that you reinforce good eating practice by sending your child into school with a healthy snack and/or lunch.

Please send in a change of clothes for your child to keep at school.  If your child attends the full-day session please send in a small blanket and pillow for rest time