Darien ELP Program

ELP Application

Applications are being accepted for children who will be turning 3 and 4 years old during the 2021-2022 school year. Tuition for the 2021-22 school year is $7,020 (plus a 3% processing fee).  At this time, ELP does not have a preschool option for children turning 5 in September – December 2022.

Parents will be notified/emailed by email that their application was received.


Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $7,020.00 (plus a 3% processing fee).  We anticipate a 3% increase in tuition for the 2022-2023 school year.  However, the final tuition amount will be set by the Board of Education during its budgeting process.  Upon acceptance to the program, payment of your nonrefundable deposit ($650) and the remainder of your tuition payments can be made by Visa or MasterCard.  After payment of your initial deposit, the remaining balance can be paid with two options: payment in full by 8/31/2021 (you will receive a 2% discount for this option) or in three recurring payments on 8/31/21, 11/30/21 and 2/28/22.  If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact Celeste Forster, our Accountant at cforster@darienps.org

* If school shuts down due to COVID and ELP becomes virtual, parents who decide to withdraw their children from the program will be refunded a prorated amount based upon their attendance in the program.  This refund must be requested prior to the end of the school year. The non-refundable deposit will not be included in this proration.

For Questions About the Application Process:

Please contact Laura Straiton at LStraiton@darienps.org.

Child's Information

Family Information


Is address same as child? *
If different, indicate address and home phone


Is address same as child? *
If different, indicate address and home phone
Parent Completing Application *


Sibling's Name Age School (if applicable)

Development Milestones

At what age approximately did your child:


Has your child received any medical attention for the following reason?

Has your child ever been separated from you? *

Development Milestones