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  • Play-based preschool for ages 3 years* through kindergarten
  • Morning and/or afternoon programs
  • Relaxed, supportive, and culturally diverse environment
  • Experienced, caring, professional staff with low turnover rate

Our preschool has operated as a parent cooperative since 1940. While a professional teaching staff runs the program, member families own the school and are responsible for administration and maintenance. This helps keep tuition low and allows parents to be fully involved in their child's education. It also serves to build a strong sense of community among the families in the school.

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*Children must be 3 years old by September to be eligible to enroll in the school year, regardless of the exact month they begin.




Monthly Tours

open house

ECPC accepts applications throughout the year and strives to maintain a balanced ratio of children with consideration for age, gender, and diversity. You must take a tour to receive an application. Tours are given year-round, please call or email for tour dates and to be added to our tour list. Your child must be 3 years old by September of your enrollment year.

enrollment@ecpckids.com (510) 526-1916

Messy Art Day

Messy Art Day 2014

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014, 10am-2pm

Children aged 2-6 are invited to explore colors, textures and a variety of media in a safe, fun and messy environment. The activities of ECPC's Messy Art Day will reinforce the idea that "art is about the process". Household objects and recycled goods will be used to make this day larger than life. Children dive into shaving cream, make human spin art, climb into a confetti tent and much more!

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ECPC Spring Open House

Spring Open House

Saturday April 26, 2014, 10am - 12pm

All are welcome and we especially encourage parents with children who will be 3 years old by Fall 2014 to stop by and learn more about ECPC.

You may also sign up for a tour at that time. We hope you can come by and visit!