CCC seeking afternoon teacher

CCC is looking for an energetic and creative teacher to join its afternoon program in late August 2014. Full job posting

CCC is accepting applications for Fall 2014

Children must be 3 years old by 9/1/14 to start in the younger classroom (“frontyard”) and 4 years old by 9/1/14. See the Admissions page for more information.

Celebrating 85 Years!

Children’s Community Center is a parent participation, cooperative preschool — the oldest cooperative preschool west of the Mississippi. We have a year-round, play-based, developmental program, directed and managed by parents in cooperation with a professional teaching staff. Since 1927, successive generations of parents have contributed their time, energy and love to maintain this healthy place for children to learn and grow.

Browse through our philosophy, our interesting history, and our programs. If you are interested in applying, you must have a tour of the school first. Call us to ask questions or schedule a tour.

Are You a Children’s Community Center Alumnus? If so, please contact us!

Our primary program runs from 9:00 am-12:30 pm Monday through Friday. We offer extended care from 8:00-9:00 am and 12:30-5:30 pm. Families participate in their child’s classroom one morning a week.


Our Video Introduction to CCC

If you want a quick overview of CCC, an explanation of what we mean by play-based education, what parent participation means, some information about afternoon program and more, please watch our Introduction to CCC video below. Please contact us for more information.

CCC’s very own alumna and Front Yard teacher-director, Allyssa Lamb, was named the City of Berkeley’s Early Childhood Education Champion of the Year in 2007. We are so proud of her — and of all our teachers — for the love, care and creativity they give to our children every day.

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2013 Alumni Open House

Saturday, March 23, 2013 It would be hard to imagine a better morning: beautiful weather and  our school brimming with well over 70 families returning to their beloved CCC. There were many happy reunions, fond memories and photo taking. It was especially heartwarming to see how even the “big” kids responded to being back – hanging out in the lofts, making mud pies and
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2012 Bowl-a-Thon

Such a busy weekend! Which is why I doubly appreciate everyone who made time to participate in the bowlathon today. It was a fun-filled morning of kids bowling with their families and parents getting to know each other. We also celebrated raising over $6,000! The website will remain active for the next week so you still have time to bring in your final checks.  Parents, please
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