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  • outside of building and play yard
    The center includes classroom spaces as well as destination areas such as an indoor multi-purpose/large motor room and a library.
  • painted child's hands
    Classrooms are divided into learning centers, including dramatic play, blocks, art, music, science, sensory, workbench, and language and literacy.
  • bunch of harvested carrots
    We believe that children learn best from first-hand experiences through purposeful play rather than verbal instruction.
  • happy boy in classroom
    We create a learning environment where teachers set the stage to excite children's learning.
  • science teacher helping preschoolers with plants
    Our staff understand how young children grow and learn, and how to teach them in ways that support each child's uniqueness.
  • play yard
    The center has an outdoor play area which is nearly twice as large as the building and focuses on child-directed exploration and nature-based play.
  • You are a key partner in your child's growth and development, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with you.


At the Homewood Early Learning Center your child will receive emotional support, intellectual stimulation, creative outlets and social interaction in a safe and secure environment that offers the time and space to develop at his or her own pace.

Children are marvelous learning machines—born ready to learn. Through play, they learn to make choices and navigate relationships. Making play dough helps them learn the science of mixing and heating. Blocks teach symmetry, gravity, design, and math concepts such as fractions. While doing all this play, children also learn colors, shapes, letters, and executive function skills such as reasoning, problem solving and planning.

Homewood Early Learning Center (ELC) accommodates up to 94 children, ages 10 weeks through preschool, and is open to all, including community members. However, priority admission is available to Johns Hopkins parents.

You may apply for admission now. Enrollment is an ongoing process. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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