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Next Open House: Sunday, January 7

Date: November 5, 2017 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, Open House

ECPC is now enrolling for Fall 2018! If your child will be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2018, and you would like to learn more about the co-op life at ECPC, we welcome you to our Winter Open House on Sunday, January 7.

Our Open House will give you the opportunity to talk with current ECPC teachers and families about our philosophy and the co-op experience, while your child explores our indoor play rooms, outdoor play structures and the Magical Winter Forest. All are welcome, and snacks will be provided.

When: Sunday, January 7, 2018. 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Where: El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative, 7200 Moeser Lane (@ Ashbury Avenue)

If you can’t make it to the Open House, or would like to visit sooner, please email admin@ecpckids.com to schedule a tour in November or December.

What do families have to say about ECPC?

Being back at the school has reconfirmed our love for this preschool, the play-based model and the teachers. Our second son loves the school as much as our first did. We have watched him thrive in the environment with the guidance of the teachers and other parent participators. We love that the teachers focus on helping the kids with conflict resolution and navigating the social world. Teachers Nga and Jenny are firm, but kind and compassionate with the kids and have a good sense of who our son is and how to guide him. There is also great attention to setting up the different areas of the school to continue to engage the kids throughout the year while providing many different types of learning opportunities. In addition to the fixed features such as the sand area and play structures, there are sensory bins, manipulative play areas, art projects and more. I highly recommend this play-based preschool. – Jennifer

ECPC is to Bay Area pre-schools what the Golden State Warriors are to the NBA:  the absolute best!  Just like the Dubs, the talent (i.e. the teachers) is off the charts, world class.  My son is in the afternoon program, and he couldn’t be happier.  Jenny and Nga are the masters of teaching with a firm yet compassionate compass, and I’m amazed by their ability to connect and make kids feel special.  The best part of the ECPC community is that it feels like a family – parents look out for one another’s kids like they are their own.  If you are lucky enough to get in, you won’t regret it – it’s the kind of place that you will miss dearly when the time has come for your kid to move on.  Glad we have one more year! – Sean

This place not just a school but an experience for the entire family. It’s simply amazing. The play based curriculum has allowed my son to grow in ways that were unimaginable at his former school, a montessori. From the gigantic sandbox to the huge structure in the tan bark to a new art project or two everyday to the games room to loft room, the physical infrastructure is second to none. The teachers are world class. Every morning my son runs through the gate a smile bursts on his face as he is ready to play and learn. The community that is fostered through parent participation and the co-op style is an experience that I wish every family could have. Not only has my child grown, but I have grown as a parent. I cannot wait to send my younger daughter to ECPC. – Jacob

Ecpc isn’t just great for kids, it provides a warning and welcoming community for parents as well. The membership is actively engaged and their are opportunities for getting to know the community with many potlucks, mom’s and dad’s night outs, parenting enrichment classes, cpr and even camping excursions to Tilden park. I highly recommend this affordable,play based co-op preschool for anyone looking to join a great community – Kathy

See what other ECPC parents are saying about their experiences on Yelp and Berkeley Parents Network.

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