Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

Join the CCC community! Applications are due December 1 for priority consideration. Find out more

CCC Seeks Afternoon and Substitute Teachers

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

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Links Recommended by CCC Members

Ned Bade Michael Krasny – What Makes a Good Preschool? More info: Introducing Programming to Preschoolers (MindShift) Baby Steps: California’s Early Childhood Education Challenge (The California Report) Special coverage, resources and a glossary UC Study: Invest in Latino Preschoolers (KQED News) From Lara: The first one is a Ted Talks video that my math professor shared in class about fixed and growth mindset. Interestingly
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