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Date: February 9, 2016 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

You’re invited to ECPC’s annual Messy Art Day on March 19! This free event gives preschoolers and prospective preschoolers the chance to experience truly immersing themselves in art. Who: This event is carefully designed for children 4 and under When: March 19 11am – 2pm Where: El Cerrito Preschool Co-op 7200 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito *Got older…

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Goodbye, Bev Bos

Date: February 9, 2016 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

The ECPC community was saddened to hear of educator Bev Bos’s death. An advocate of play-based education through the Sacramento-area preschool she founded and her extensive writings and lectures, Bev Bos inspired generations of teachers and families at ECPC. We send our condolences to the Roseville Community Preschool, which has posted information about the memorial…

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We get touchy-feely with creepy-crawlies

Date: February 3, 2016 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

From time to time, we have outside visitors bring special presentations to ECPC. Recently, the Bug Mobile brought a variety of creepy-crawlies to introduce our kids to the world of insects in a very hands-on way!    

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Lecture: Healthy Brain Develpment

Date: January 29, 2016 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

The East Bay Waldorf School is hosting a presentation on Healthy Brain Development in the Young Child by Waldorf educator and author Sharifa Oppenheimer. It is free and open to the public. RSVP to Location: EBWS, 3800 Clark Rd., El Sobrante

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Igloo and forest ignite imaginations

Date: January 8, 2016 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

A surprise welcomed our little ECPC co-opers back to school after the winter break. A milk-jug igloo and a forest of recycled Christmas trees transformed our front-yard sandbox into an imagination playground. At a time when midyear doldrums threaten and children have to readjust to school after vacation, changes to the school environment can reignite their…

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Enrichment classes: Spanish & music

Date: January 1, 2016 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

At ECPC, our kids spend most of their time following their interests wherever they lead — into our huge sand play area or onto the play structures, into the art area or any of the several indoor play spaces. At the end of each day, though, the teachers gather them for a brief group time,…

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Winter Open House (plus magical forest!)

Date: December 2, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

Please join us for our Winter Open House on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. This is a great chance for prospective preschoolers and their grownups to check out our amazing grounds and warm community. Parents and children are welcome. What to expect at Open House: Explore our school — 2 large yards with…

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Date: November 17, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

We had our annual bowl-a-thon in the beginning of November. ECPC kids and their families turned out to Albany Bowl for a fun morning of bowling and school spirit. This school tradition was a great opportunity for the kids to try out bowling, hang out with their ECPC friends, and reach out to their community…

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CCR’s John Fogerty recalls ECPC

Date: October 20, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty recalls happy memories of growing up in El Cerrito in his new autobiography, according to the Contra Costa Times — including of our own El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative. “My mother, Lucile, was a teacher at a nursery school about half a mile from our home, down a dirt road,” Fogerty…

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New Messy Art Day Video

Date: September 22, 2015 Author: admin Categories: News

ECPC is happy to release its latest video created by one of our own talented parents, Jeremy Troy. He has done an amazing job in capturing the spirit of Messy Art Day, what it means to the school and the larger community. The reaction of the kids is truly priceless! You can view the video on ECPC’s homepage….

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