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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

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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

Rally for Bay!


8-year-old ECPC alum Baylor is diagnosed with leukemia and he needs a matching marrow donor. Since matching is based on ethnicity, he will most likely need a mixed race donor who is also Asian and Caucasian. Please consider registering to help Baylor and many others in need of a donor match!
Learn more: A Match for Bay
Find a local registration drive: www.aadp.org/drive
Home kit: http://join.bethematch.org/rally4bay