ELF stands for Early Learning Fun, which is what our school is all about. ELF Preschool provides a stimulating and safe environment for children ages two and a half to five years of age. We seek to stimulate and develop children’s problem-solving and responsive thinking skills through staff and child directed activities in our daily agenda. Here you will find the best quality education for your child, at an affordable cost.
All of our programs begin at 9:30am and end at 1:00pm EST.
09/01/2019 to 02/28/2020
Tuesday / Thursday
01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
10/01/2018 to 06/01/2019
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
01/01/2018 to 12/31/2018
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday
08/01/2017 to 08/31/2018
Monday – Friday
01/01/2018 to 12/31/2018
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday
Call to setup a tour of our school or drop by during one of our open houses. We would love for you to meet our staff and see our facilities!
Open House: January 2021
Date & Time TBD
Our ultimate goal as educators is to build self-esteem. With a positive self-image, successful experiences follow. Early Learning Fun preschool (ELF) is a nurturing environment, staffed with dedicated professionals who facilitate learning based on trust, respect, and integrity.
At ELF preschool, we have created an age-appropriate curriculum that involves cognitive skills and social interaction. We enhance each day by involving the children in art, music, writing skills, free play, and circle time discussions.
Our students enjoy outdoor play in a safe, wholesome atmosphere, close to nature, away from busy streets, and with plenty of room to explore!
Elf Preschool started in August 1991. The founder, Christine Roe, created this social environment with a curriculum based program. Sadly, Christine passed away in April 2000. As a teacher at the time, Marsha Ford took over as Director/Owner of the school. Marsha and her staff have successfully continued the philosophy of the Early Learning Fun School.
Children and parents alike enjoy the wide open spaces, the cornfields, and the surrounding country homes. Our playground also brings smiles to our students!
ELF is licensed by the Maryland State Board of Education Office of Child Care. The school meets all requirements regarding curriculum, policies, facilities, and staff qualifications.
The maximum teacher to student ratio is 1 to 12. In addition we employ terrific teacher aides to ensure students' needs are met.
Students enjoy lunch from home before heading out to the playground.
One of the most important parts of our job is to build a love of reading in our students. Every month, you'll be getting Scholastic flyers from which you can order books.
At ELF, it's all about early learning fun, including holiday parties, singing programs, and field trips. Family participation is highly encouraged.
The best preschool anyone could ask for. My daughter went last year to the Elf School and had so much fun, she's going to be going back again this year. The director and teachers/staff are wonderful!Barbara Stidham - Parent
Elf Preschool is not a regular school. It is a FAMILY of teachers, aides, and staff that LOVE what they do and that transpires in their activities, programs and all around the premises. There is a lot of HUMANITY in the Elf Preschool and that is something very scarce in most preschools.Wilfredo Oliveros - Parent
I am 29 years old and to this day, I still have wonderful memories of Elf school! My mommy and baby stuffed opossums won the "Most Interesting" pet award 😂😍. thank you for an amazing start to my academic career!Erin Toman - Alumni
ELF is licensed by the Maryland State Board of Education Office of Child Care. The school meets all requirements regarding curriculum, policies, facilities, and staff qualifications. The staff is professional and hired without regard to race, religion or national origin. Come to an Open House or call for an appointment and come visit us!
Center based creative play. Your child learns, explores, and builds relationships on their own through discovery and play time.
Reading, stories, calendar, weather, siniging, finger plays, etc.
Led by the teacher, children in the classroom will all come together in a circle to read stories, talk about the weather, and interact with each other. The goal is to interact and develop positive relationships with other children. Circle time helps children develop skills such as listening, thinking, speaking, concentrating, and looking.
During skills time, your shild will develop their motor skills by working on cutting, name writing, and practice the letters of the month.
Fun filled projects. Your child's creativity is expanded as they work on fun projects with the teacher. Look out for you child's art projects in their bag and let them tell you all about their fun day at school!
Students will enjoy their home packed lunch next to other students and their teacher. Make sure to pack their lunch daily. Then they'll head down to the playground (weather permitting)!
|Class Schedule||Yearly Tuition||Monthly Tuition|
|2 days per week||$2,340.00 / year||$260 / month|
|3 days per week||$3,330.00 / year||$370 / month|
|4 days per week||$4,140 / year||$460 / month|
|5 days per week||$5,085.00 / year||$565 / month|
We offer a 10% discount for siblings enrolled. Tuition is based on a nine-month calendar year with the option to pay monthly. September’s non-refundable payment is due May 15, 2022, which will hold your spot for the 2022/2023 school year. May 2023 tuition is non-refundable and is due August 15, 2022 and October’s tuition is due September 15th. Thereafter, tuition will be due on the 15th of each preceding month. A late fee of $10 will be added after the 20th of the month. Tuition may be paid monthly, semiannually or annually. There will be no reduction in tuition for absences whether caused by illness, vacation, weather or any other reason whatsoever. One month notice needed for withdrawal.
We are also offer a Science Enrichment class held Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu for those in the 4 year old class. These students will partake in a fun science experiment daily. They will also have writing and math practice. The time is 1:00pm-2:00pm and the cost is $95 per month in addition to monthly tuition.
Call us 301 540 3370
We are located at:
19821 White Ground Road
PO Box 305
Boyds, MD 20841.
The ELF School is located in a wholesome country setting, 10 minutes from Germantown, Poolesville and Clarksburg.
From Washington, DC and the South:
Take 270 North to the exit for Clopper Rd. Rt. 117 going North. Stay on Rt. 117 for about 15 minutes. Stay straight through the stop sign to White Ground Rd. ELF School is behind Boyds Presbyterian Church on the left.
From Frederick and the North:
Take 270 South to the exit for Rt. 121 going West. Stay of 121 for about 10 minutes. Turn right at the stop sign to White Ground Rd. ELF School is behind Boyds Presbyterian Church on the left.