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Our Mission

Ellis partners with families to provide high quality early childhood education in a warm, nurturing environment.  A recognized leader in our field, we support children across the socio-economic spectrum, treasure diversity in all forms, and celebrate the joy of childhood.

Discover Ellis

Serving Boston's Working Families Since 1885.

Ellis is committed to providing high quality early learning opportunities in a socio-economically, racially, and culturally diverse environment.

 

What Sets Ellis Apart: 

  • Ellis is a local and national model for inclusive, equitable quality early education. Ellis stands out for being among the most socio-economically, racially and culturally diverse organizations serving the children of Boston.

  • Ellis is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, putting it in the top 6% of early childhood programs nationally.

  • Due to its high level of quality, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has elected to fund four Ellis preschool classrooms in connection with the BPS Universal Pre-K (UPK).

  • Ellis is a proud partner of the New England Conservatory, which provides weekly developmentally appropriate music classes to all 22 of Ellis's classrooms, including infant classrooms. 

  • Ellis has two STEM labs, designed to look like children's playhouses, in our South End campus. 

  • Ellis is beloved and has a waitlist of over 1300 children due to our level of quality, rich diversity, and warm learning environment. 

  • Ellis staff reflects the children we serve, many of whom have been at Ellis for years. 

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