• It costs a little over $5,000 a year to provide weekly one-on-one home visits to a child.
  • Weekly special services playgroups cost around $3,500 a year, per child.
  • $2,400 buys a year of ELI preschool, per child.
  • $200 buys a month of Preschool, per child.
  • $1,500 funds one Behavioral Consultation case.
  • One (1) Watch Me Grow screening costs about $175.
  • A 6-week PEAS series cost about $1,000 per family.
  • One Month of Gymnastics for One Preschool child $12.
  • One Month of Group Services for a Community Child $30.
  • One Home Visit for One Child $100.
  • One Week of Parent Support Services $200.

Please send your tax-deductible donation to:

Early Learning Institute
311 Professional Center Drive
Suite 100
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

The Early Learning Institute is a 501c non-profit organization that is proud to be serving young children and their families in the North Bay area. Your generous donation will be used to help make a positive impact on children and their families in these critical early childhood years.


Or Make An Online Donation

A recent RAND study found that early interventions have been found to generate a return to society ranging from $1.80 to $17.07 for each dollar spent on the programs.
We can always use donations of equipment, materials and gently used toys.
Below are some listed items that will help to support our programs.

  • Baby Wipes
  • Children Safety Scissors
  • Clipboards
  • Copy Paper
  • Color Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Garbage bags
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Ink: HP 05A
  • Legal pads
  • Manila folders
  • Paper clips
  • Paper towels
  • Pens: Black, blue, red
  • Pencils
  • Post-it notes
  • Washable markers
  • White out
  • Ziploc Bags
We can always use volunteers. We often need extra help at our annual fundraisers and events!

Please contact us to find out what is coming up and how you can help.

  • Prate’s Booty, Aged White Cheddar
  • Veggie Straws
  • Fruit
  • Cheese
ELI Board Application

You Can Make A Difference For The Children of Sonoma County. It Just Takes Time…   Your Time. Consider Joining the ELI Board!

Board leadership and participation are essential to the success of the Early Learning Institute. Board members are the primary champions and supporters for all aspects of the organization –making policies, program suggestions and designs, marketing strategies and fund-raising. And, perhaps most importantly, Board members look beyond the busy day-to-day tasks of running the Institute to provide long-term guidance towards fulfilling the Institute’s mission.

ELI needs new Board members! As we enter another year of service to Sonoma County, we face new challenges and new opportunities in these tumultuous economic times. Fresh eyes often see things from different perspectives and add new dimensions to ongoing discussions. Help us help the clients we serve.

The Early Learning Institute was founded on the philosophy that the first 5 years of life constitute a critical learning period, both for children and those who are caring for them. It is during this time that a child’s potential for growth in the cognitive, physical and social-emotional realms of development can be profoundly influenced by the coordinated efforts of professionals and family members and/or caregivers. It is also a critical time in the growth and development of the family unit. Support and education are often needed to foster positive relationships, and optimal development for all children. This is especially true for childcare providers and families dealing with the unexpected stresses of a child who is experiencing developmental delays, behavioral issues or some other struggle.

ELI provides a variety of programs to meet many different needs –Most are free to families. For more information about joining the ELI Board, email Michele Rogers, Executive Director ( or fax back your application.

ELI Board Application