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Play Matters Online Auction Fundraiser

Date: April 16, 2018 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News, Play Matters! Auction

How would you like a 3-night stay at a private apartment in Kulu, Maui for under $100/night, or a 2-night stay closer by at a beach house in Bolinas? Or is a trail ride for two at Sea Horse Ranch more your cup of tea? If you prefer to stay in town, how about a…

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Fall Open House is October 20th

Date: April 10, 2018 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Enrollment, Events, News, Open House

Our next Open House will take place at ECPC on Saturday, October 20, from 10:00am – 12:00pm! If your child will be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2019, and you would like to learn more about the co-op life at ECPC, we invite you to visit us . Our Open House will…

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Now Touring for Fall 2019!

Date: February 23, 2018 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Enrollment, News

If you are interested in learning more about our play-based cooperative, come take a tour! Tours will be given from October through January (and as needed) and enrollment begins in January 2019 for the Fall of 2019. Email or call (510) 526-1916 with any questions and to schedule a tour. Hear what ECPC parents…

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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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