Please join us for our virtual Annual Benefit

Building a Better Future: Imagining Educational Equity, Beginning at Birth

The event will take place on October 28th at 7:30pm. Click here to learn more and to register for your complimentary ticket. For information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Discover Ellis

Serving Boston's Working Families Since 1885.

Ellis is committed to providing high quality early learning opportunities in addition to out of school time programs in a socio-economically, racially, and culturally diverse environment.


What Sets Ellis Apart: 

  • Ellis is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, putting it in the top 9% of early childhood programs nationally.

  • Ellis is rated a level 3 out of 4 based on Massachusetts’ Quality Rating and Improvement System, and is on track to achieve level 4.

  • Due to our high level of quality, Ellis has received UPK funding from the City of Boston to support two K-1 classrooms that serve children in coordination with Boston Public Schools.

Our Mission

Ellis partners with families to provide high quality early childhood education and out-of-school programs 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.

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Kids Painting
Kids Drawing
Kids in Preschool
Child Doing Art Activity
Drawing & Coloring