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Reptiles, insects and a lesson in respecting our planet

Date: March 27, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

During a visit from the East Bay Vivarium last week, a presenter introduced the enthralled ECPC kids to a variety of reptiles and insects. At one point, he showed them a Whip Scorpion and explained that it produces vinegar in its tail for defense. “You know vinegar — we put it on salad,” he told the…

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Kids get their hands — and feet — on some really messy art

Date: March 27, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

At ECPC, our philosophy of play-based education includes practicing preschool art as process, not product. We don’t make models of projects for children and just let them get into making their art, without focusing on what they create. Messy Art Day was designed to showcase that approach, and, boy, did the kids get into the…

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AM kids take home a special visitor

Date: March 19, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

Starting this week, children in the morning program are taking turns bringing home a special guest from school. “Baby Bear” is a stuffed bear who travels home with each participating child, carried in his own backpack along with a notebook. Baby Bear spends the night, and the children record their experience on a page of…

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Playing pictionary

Playing preschool pictionary

Date: March 16, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

Lately, teacher Par has been playing pictionary with our kids. They sit in a line and take turns drawing while the others guess. It’s sweet and surprising to see how detailed some of the pictures are — and how quickly the kids can guess them. Check out the drawings below. Any guesses what the first one was? The…

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ECPC holds first Grandparents Day

Date: March 9, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

In February, ECPC held our first Grandparents & Special Friends Day. For an hour during the morning program and an hour during the afternoon program, the children welcomed their grandparents or other special friends and got to show off their school. Kids and grandparents/friends played and sat down together for a group time, with readings…

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Messy Art Day!

Date: March 3, 2015 Author: admin Categories: Events, News

ECPC welcomes you its annual Messy Art Day! This day is designed to introduce children to the incomparable experience of being immersed in art. Who: This event is carefully designed for children 4 and under When: March 22nd from 10:30-2pm Where: El Cerrito Preschool Co-op – 7200 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito Any families interested in attending…

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