2015 Spring Auction

Our 2015 SPRING AUCTION plans are in full swing! The Online Auction begins May 1, and the Silent Auction event will be held at The Wooden Duck in Berkeley on Saturday, May 16, 2015! A treasure trove of goodies will be on offer: gift cards and certificates; opera/theater tickets and museum passes; yoga, aikido, dance, and climbing passes; a bike trailer and fitness wearables; sports memorabilia; a 3D printing mini me experience and a bowling party; jewelry, books, and gifts; passes to awesome family entertainment, including Disneyland/Disney’s California Adventure tickets! Click to see the list of confirmed donors as of 4/9/15. Donations are still welcome and sincerely appreciated…please contact Wendy at fundraising@cccpreschool.org or Hyun at openinghwang@gmail.com

Fall 2015 Opening for GIRL

CCC has a rare opening for Fall 2015 for a GIRL in our younger classroom – the Front Yard (children must be 3 years old by 9/1/15). Applications are given priority in the order they are received. To sign up for a tour, please email tours@cccpreschool.org or call our message line at  510-528-6975.

CCC Seeks Substitute Teachers

CCC is looking for energetic, creative teachers to join our team.
Full Sub Teacher Job Posting

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.

Teaching Children to Resist Bias

Teaching Children to Resist Bias

Memories and The Lack of Memories

I am writing this for two reasons. The first, I’m curious to see where this will show up. The second, because it is the last day for the class of 2012, and I’m sad and excited at the same time. It’s a little like hopping out of the pool during the shady part of the day – the breeze and damp make your skin
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