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Preschool Programs
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Collaborative Learning
The City of El Cerrito offers two preschool programs. They are designed to offer parents an opportunity to have their preschool-aged children in a safe and nurturing environment. Registration is continuous as long as space is available.

Preschool Program Goals:
The Casa Cerrito (ages 3-5 years) and Teeter Tots Programs (ages 22 months to 3 years) are designed to promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. The staff works to create an atmosphere in which each child is accepted and supported. To accomplish this, staff members assist the children with learning to function in a group, recognizing and expressing their emotions and developing techniques for effective problem solving. Children will participate in preschool or kindergarten readiness activities. In addition, guidelines and limits are established to insure a physically and emotionally non-threatening and safe environment for all.

Preschool Structure:

The preschool curriculum will include age-appropriate crafts, indoor and outdoor games and playtime, music, stories and a variety of kindergarten readiness activities. While the specific activities offered change every day, the structured daily activity routines include the following: a nutritious snack is served each day (parents sign up to provide this), toileting, crafts, circle time, clean-up responsibilities and other age appropriate activities. 

Teeter Tots
For Ages 22 Months - 3 Years
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane

Monday - Friday
9:00 am-12:00 noon

Pee Wee Play Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm (An extension of the Teeter Tot Program which includes lunch and a special enrichment activity)

Children who participate in the Teeter Tots program are introduced to play. Developing social skills such as sharing, taking turns and using words are the focus of this program. The emphasis is on a nurturing first experience for your toddler. TOILET TRAINING IS NOT NECESSARY.
 
Visits are welcome by appointment only, Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:30am. Please bring your child.  To arrange an appointment, please call (510) 559-7006.
Casa Cerrito Preschool
For Ages 3 - 5 Years
6927 Portola Drive

Monday - Friday
9:00am-1:00pm and/or 1:00pm-5:00pm

Enroll in just the afternoon, or enroll all day long! This program for 3.5 - 5 year olds provides skill building and kindergarten readiness activities in an exciting age-appropriate setting. TOILET TRAINING REQUIRED.

Spaces are going fast. Sign-up today! If you would like to plan a visit please contact Casa Cerrito Director, Melanie West at (510) 559-7032.


The Recreation Department is excited to present WebTrac!

WebTrac is new component to our recreation software program that enhances our customers’ online services and tools. The site provides our users with the ability to register for classes, pay existing bills, print family activity calendars, renew recreation passes, and make facility reservation requests at their convenience. Visit WebTrac to access the possibilities.




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