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Pumpkin Promenade

Date: October 18, 2020 Author: admin Categories: News

ECPC’s Pumpkin Promenade 2020 When: October 25th – October 31st, 2020 What: Join us as we transform ECPC’s fence line into a week-long Halloween promenade – scarecrows, pumpkins, witches, monsters, and more. There will be two spooky photo backdrops, so wear your costumes and come hunt for all the hidden items on our printable Look…

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Take a Peek Inside the Magical Winter Forest

Date: November 13, 2019 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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Now Touring for Fall 2020 and 2021!

Date: November 13, 2019 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 2020 for the Fall of 2020. Email admin@ecpckids.com or call (510) 526-1916 with any questions and to schedule a tour. We’re re-opening ECPC in…

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Winter Open House – January 12th!

Date: November 13, 2019 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Enrollment, Events, News, Open House

Our next Open House is January 12th from 10:00am – 12:00pm!   If your child will be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2020, and you would like to learn more about the co-op life at ECPC, we invite you to visit us . Our Open House will give you the opportunity to…

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Touring for Fall 2020 starts in October

Date: March 26, 2019 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 2020 for the Fall of 2020. Email admin@ecpckids.com or call (510) 526-1916 with any questions and to schedule a tour. Hear what ECPC parents…

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Messy Art Day – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Date: February 25, 2019 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, Messy Art Day, News

Let’s Get Messy! Join us on Sunday, March 15, 2020!! ~ This annual free community event returns on Sunday, March 15, from 10:30am – 2:00pm. Come celebrate play and creativity, where kids can explore colors, textures and a variety of media in a safe and fun environment. Messy Art Day is all about the process of…

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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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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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