Building Strong Foundations

Smart Start Early Learning Center opened its doors in June 2009, in Longview, WA. A once two classroom facility now has grown to maxing out its Longview space of three classrooms and four different program options for preschool/pre-k and half-day kindergarten learners. Additionally, in the fall of 2022, Smart Start will be partnering with Toutle Christian Fellowship to offer three preschool/prek classes at our Toutle site. Smart Start ELC strives to meet the early childhood needs this community has and provide quality education to the 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 place for children ages 3 to kindergarten, and building strong foundations is our goal!


School Hours and Phone*

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

*If you call and reach our voice mailbox during office hours, we are either in a classroom, with parents,or assisting someone else. Please leave a message, and we will return your call.

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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