Mustard Seed Learning Center (MSLC) is an after school childcare program dedicated to serving Palo Alto families since the 1990’s. Our teaching methods are recognized throughout our community as the most valuable and effective way to discover and enhance students’ talents. We value academic competence but stress equal importance on developing emotional intelligence—self care, awareness, compassion, and drive.


We offer Preschool and After School programs that are known for focusing equally on academic achievement and child development. Our students practice responsibility, self-management, social awareness, and above all, kindness. Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is open and ongoing. Prospective parents, please email us to let us know your interest and we’ll reach out with more information.

2024 Summer Camp enrollment is now open, click here for more information.


Our mission is to serve every student with excellence. We cater to every student’s unique needs. This learning center promotes positive attitudes and support, where learning is maximized through high expectations, accountability, and the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and families. We wholeheartedly believe that it takes a whole village to raise a child.