Before and After Care

School Aged Childcare

School Aged ChildCare Program Goals

To plan and implement a program to meet the demand for before and after school care services in the community. To establish, where feasible, school-age childcare facilities to serve each of the three WCCUSD Elementary Schools in the City of El Cerrito.

School Aged Programs

Exciting organized recreational programs and enrichment activities, which are held throughout the day, are provided by licensed and trained staff. Scheduled time is set aside for homework. If children do not have homework they are encouraged to bring a book from home or to borrow one of ours for this quiet time of the day. All children are provided an afternoon snack. During all activities, a ratio of 1 staff to every 14 children is maintained. The childcare programs provide a safe, challenging and creative alternative to going home alone.

2019-2020 school year childcare registration is accepted


 We require original registration forms, please submit your registration in-person or by USPS. Forms submitted by email will not be accepted.

2020-21 School Year Childcare Registration TBD at the El Cerrito Community Center

To register parents will need TO BRING:

-Payment Method for Registration Fee $73.00 (subject to change) payable by check, card (VISA/ MasterCard/ AMEX) or cash
-Credit/Debit Card that will be linked to your account for auto-debit
-Recent Photograph of the Child (Wallet Size)
-Emergency Contact Information
*Incomplete packets will not be accepted

2019-2020 Registration Packets:

*2020-21 packets release dates tbd

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Fairmont: Grades Kindergarten-1st
Harding: Grades Kindergarten-1st Madera: Kindergarten
Fairmont: Grades 2nd-6th Harding: Grades 2nd-6th Madera: Grades 1st-6th

2019-2020 Fee Schedule:

*2020-21 fee schedule coming april 2020

Monthly Fees
All fees are subject to change.

Parent Handbook

Policy, Procedure and Information Packet

If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch with the wccusd you may receive the free/reduced rates. To Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch Program Please Contact:

WCCUSD School Food Services
750 Bissell Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
To Apply Online Please Click Here
*To receive Free/Reduced rates for the Before & After School Program please bring a copy of your qualification letter to the El Cerrito Community Center.

Fun days & break camps

Our Recreation Department offers "Fun Days" on school holidays & teacher training days and Break Camps during the Thanksgiving Break, December Winter Break, The February Presidents' Week, and Spring Break at an additional charge. Click here to register online.

Contact Information:

El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 559-7000 Phone
(510) 528-9413 FAX

Online Services
To view your City of El Cerrito Recreation account, pay bills, register for classes, print receipts and other options, please visit our website. Please call (510) 559-7000 or email  the Community Center for your personal log-in information. There is no fee for online registration or bill pay.