The Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center




Cesar Chavez

Early Learning Center



Welcome to the Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center!

In partnership with the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, The Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center will offer all-in-one early care and education services in San Jose. Families will get a continuum of support for infant, toddler, preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten children. 

Early Learning prepares children for school and life. The focus is the intentionality of high-quality early childhood education with well-planned early learning environments and positive experiences. 

Children are born curious and ready to learn. We build confidence and self-efficacy early in this first stage of a child's education. It starts with the Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center to prepare the youngest for school, career, college, and life. Building children's complementary foundational skills in every important developmental area; social-emotional, cognitive, language and literacy, mathematical, scientific reasoning, and physical development. Alum Rock, Kidango, families, and other community partners have a common understanding of the whole child, whole family development, and value equity, diversity, and inclusion for all children.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center?

The Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center (CCELC) is an all-in-one campus designed to support families with children ages birth to 5 years.

When will the Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center open?

The Center is open for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten and part-day Preschool programs. We anticipate opening our infant program on April 18 and toddler full-day preschool programs (Kidango programs for children 6 months to 4 years) by May 2. Families are encouraged to join our waitlist for these programs.

How old does my child need to be to enroll?

Children can enroll in Kidango programs beginning at birth. Children 3-5 years old are eligible to enroll in TK or kindergarten.

What programs does the Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center offer?

  • Full-day infant, toddler and preschool care (opening Fall 2022)
  • Part-day preschool (morning and afternoon sessions)
  • Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • After school care and summer school for children in transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten
  • Somos Mayfair family resource center