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Darien ELP Program

ELP Application

Applications are being accepted for the 2024-2025 School Year.  Children who will be turning 3 years old, 4 years old and will be 5 years old on or after September 2, 2024. Students who will be turning 3 years old within the school year will start on their third birthday. ELP does not have programing for students who are Kindergarten age eligible (5 years old by September 1, 2024) in the upcoming school year. 

Open House at Ox Ridge Elementary School, will be determined shortly. 




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


Tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $7,630.00 (plus a 3% processing fee).  The anticipated 2024-2025 tuition is $7,975.00. Please note that the processing fee for next year will be raised to 3.5%, due to an increase in merchant fees.  The final tuition amount is determined each year in February by the Board of Education, during its budgeting process.

Currently the Board of Education is considering offering parents an option of a 5 day a week program at $11,500.00 (plus 3.5% processing fee).  This will be determined on February 13, 2024.

Upon acceptance to the program, payment of your non-refundable deposit of approximately 10% of the tuition, or $800.00, 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 August 31st (you will receive a 2% discount for this option) or in three recurring payments on 8/31, 11/30 and 2/28.  If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact elpbilling@darienps.org


For Questions About the Application Process:

Please contact Laura Straiton at elp@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