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Messy Art Day is March 18

Date: February 4, 2018 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, Messy Art Day, News

Today might be Super Bowl Sunday, but our favorite Sunday of the year still a few weeks away – Messy Art Day! This annual free community event takes place this year on  Sunday, March 18, from 10:30am – 2:00pm.  Come celebrate play and creativity, where kids can explore colors, textures and a variety of media in…

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When ECPC Was “The School of Rock”

Date: January 31, 2018 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Alumni, News

This was originally written by ECPC member Chris Sterba for ECPC’s 70th anniversary in 2010.  Did the classic rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival get its start at our school? All four members of Creedence Clearwater Revival grew up in El Cerrito, despite the band’s Lousiana-inspired, “swamp rock” sound. In fact, the group’s founding moment occurred…

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Take a Peek Inside the Magical Winter Forest

Date: January 4, 2018 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, Magic Forest, News, Open House

It all starts with milk jugs. 700 of them, in fact. For six weeks, starting in mid-November, ECPC members collected empty milk jugs daily from our partners in crime at Peets Coffee and Starbucks. They washed them out, piled them up, and brought them over to ECPC where they awaited their New Year’s Eve transformation….

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Teacher Par’s Retirement

Date: November 30, 2017 Author: admin Categories: News

Our beloved teacher Parvaneh Farrokhmid has dedicated herself to caring for and teaching our children for 32 years at El Cerrito Preschool co-op, after her own son was a student here. Now it’s time for Par to move on to the next chapter in her life, as she has decided to retire from ECPC at…

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Halloween at ECPC

Date: November 5, 2017 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Halloween, News

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at ECPC! Who doesn’t love to dress up, listen to spooky stories and whack a pinata? In the weeks leading up to Halloween, parents and teachers teamed up to put together creative treat bags for each of the kids, and we celebrate with parties in each of the…

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RESCHEDULED: Fall Yard Sale Fundraiser

Date: October 16, 2017 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

Due to the unhealthy air quality as a result of the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, we closed ECPC on Thursday and Friday of last week, and we had to cancel the Fall Yard Sale originally scheduled for Saturday, October. The health and safety of our kids, members and community are always are top…

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Fall Open House Saturday, October 21

Date: October 16, 2017 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News, Open House

ECPC is now enrolling for Fall 2018! We welcome all parents with children who will be 3 years old by September 1, 2018 to our Open House this weekend. Come explore our beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces where our kids learn through imagination and play, and meet current ECPC parents who are the heartbeat behind ECPC!…

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Join ECPC at the El Cerrito Showcase Parade

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

This Saturday, September 16, is the El Cerrito Centennial Showcase Parade, part of an ongoing celebration of El Cerrito’s 100th Anniversary, and ECPC couldn’t be prouder to be participating! We would love for ECPC members, alumni and friends to join us as we gather with our El Cerrito neighbors and celebrate our own 77 years…

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Team Up with ECPC Superheroes at the Solano Avenue Stroll

Date: September 7, 2017 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

ECPC will be participating in the 43rd Annual Solano Avenue Stroll Parade on Sunday, September 10, and we’d love for our members, friends and alumni join us! ECPC has a rich history of participating in the parade, placing first or second in our use of the theme color each of the last 8 years, and we…

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East Bay Vivarium Visit

Date: May 6, 2017 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News, Uncategorized

ECPC was excited to have a visit from our friends at the East Bay Vivarium This turtle could easily live to be 100 years old! Both kids and their parents got up close and personal with the reptiles There were a few brave volunteers! Here is Lily with a small corn snake She also got…

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