Building Strong Foundations

Smart Start Early Learning Center opened its doors in June 2009, here in Longview, WA. A once two classroom, two class facility, now has grown to maxing out our space of three classrooms and seven different program options from toddler classes to preschool/pre-k and half-day kindergarten options. Smart Start ELC strives to meet the early childhood needs this community has and provide quality education to our youngest learners in our community. Smart Start ELC serves children in Longview, Kelso, Cathlamet, Castle Rock, Toutle, Kalama, WA and Rainer and Clatskanie, OR. Smart Start Early Learning Center is a center for children ages 2 1/2 years to kindergarten age. Building Strong Foundations is our goal!


School Hours and Phone

Monday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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"AMAZING, loving, encouraging teachers, beautiful classrooms and outdoor learning spaces, and innovative communication options for parents to stay up-to-date on what kids are working on in class. This is my daughter’s second year at Smart Start and my son will be starting as soon as he’s old enough. Nikki and her staff are truly a blessing to the Longview area early learning community. It’s not just about teaching kids their abc’s here; they build up each child’s self-esteem, help them gain confidence, and model empathy and positive interactions in everything they do. I can’t recommend them highly enough!" - Donae Fowler