Every Child is a Leader

Early Learning Matters (ELM) is a dedicated Preschool and Kindergarten committed to helping all children develop thinking and personal leadership skills.

It’s joyful. It’s nurturing. It’s effective.

We invite you to come and see for yourself why ELM has been Hillsboro’s early childhood school of choice, referred by pediatricians, educators, and learning specialists, for nearly 20 years.


My daughter had never been in daycare or preschool so we were pretty weary of where we would send her off on her own for the first time. Our friends sent both their boys to ELM but we live in Beaverton and thought it was too far to commute for preschool. After looking around, we found that ELM was the best fit for our daughter. She loves going to school and the teachers are very warm and relate well to the children. I have seen such a change in my daughter over the course of the year. She is more confident in herself and has been more outgoing than ever before.


Sadie Petersen

ELM Parent

ELM has been a wonderful preschool for our son. Since starting here, he has developed socially, emotionally and academically. He loves his school and is always talking about his teachers whom he absolutely loves and his friends. We love the “Leader in Me” program and how it teaches the students to apply life and leadership skills in practical situations. I would highly recommend this preschool to anyone looking for an great preschool for their child.
Satish Kini

ELM Parent