Welcome to The Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center

A Message From The Principal:

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

I would like to thank all of you and the staff members who make The James A. Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center an amazing place to be. We are a large community with many gifts and talents, which we share with each other and our students. We all have a common goal: to facilitate the best educational experience possible for the students. When families and staff communicate with one another, we can work together towards this common goal.

As a reminder, below are some important dates:

  • Panda Express Fundraiser - March 1st 
  • One Session Day - 12:05 PM Dismissal - March 15th 
  • One Session Day - 12:05 PM Dismissal - March 28th 
  • School Closed - March 29th 

Important Information Regarding Parking On The Street:

When parking on local streets, you are reminded to always be mindful and always obey posted street signs. Do not obstruct driveways, double park, block fire hydrants and/or park in the factory complex on Kipp Avenue in Elmwood Park. We thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this very important parking matter.



Nicole Grillo, Ed. D.


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