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School Aged Child Care
Harding Child Care
School Aged Child Care Program Goals
To plan and implement a program to meet the demand for state licensed before and after school childcare 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.

Elementary School Programs
Exciting recreational activities, which are held throughout the day, are provided by licensed and trained staff. 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 quite time of the day. All children are provided an afternoon snack. During all activities, a ratio of 1 teacher to every 14 children is maintained. The childcare programs provide a safe, challenging and creative alternative to going home alone.

2015-2016 Childcare Registration for Harding & Madera Elementary Schools is open.

Fairmont Childcare Registration has been postponed. The website will be updated with the most current information. If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor, Cori Diaz (510) 559-7003 or .

2015-2014 Childcare Registration
What to bring:
Registration Fee ($68 Madera & Harding, $26 Fairmont)
Proof of Residency (For El Cerrito Residents only)
Recent Photograph of the Child (Wallet Size)
Emergency Contact & Medical Information

2015-2016 Childcare Forms and Information
2015-2016 Fairmont Before & Afterschool Registration Forms - Please note, registration has been postponed for the upcoming school year. The website will be updated as information becomes available.
2015-2016 Harding Before & Afterschool Registration Forms
2015-2016 Harding Transitional Kindergarten Before & Afterschool Registration Forms
2015-2016 Madera Before & Afterschool Registration Forms

2014-2015 Childcare Forms and Information
2014-2015 Fairmont Before & Afterschool Registration Form
2014-2015 Harding Before & Afterschool Registration Form
2014-2015 Madera Before & Afterschool Registration Form
2014-2015 Harding Transitional Kinder. Registration Form

Fee Schedule

Fairmont 2014-2015 Fee Schedule
Harding 2014-2015 Fee Schedule
Madera 2014-2015 Fee Schedule

All fees are subject to change.
Childcare Programs Parent Handbook:
Policy, Procedure and Information Packet

Schedule Change/Cancellation Form

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

For registration information, please contact Susan Ortega at (510) 559-7006 or .

Online Services
To view your City of El Cerrito Recreation account, pay bills, register for classes, print receipts and other options, please visit https://recweb.el-cerrito.org. 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.

Middle School Program
Portola Afterschool Program -
Free and Fun!
Does your Portola Middle School student need a place to do their homework, get tutoring or do fun activities after school? Then you need our free Portola Afterschool Program.
Applications are available online (English Version) (Spanish Version) or at the El Cerrito Community Center.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is contracted with the El Cerrito Recreation Department to administer the Portola After School Program. The funding for this program is provided through an After School Education Safety (ASES) grant from the State of California. The program runs everyday directly after school until 6pm and is for Portola Middle School students only.

Activities will include homework help, tutoring, group games, recreational basketball, ASP swim club, cooking, art, jazz band, recreational swimming and other fun activities  such as competitive sports (softball, basketball and soccer), incentive programs, field trips and special events.

Informational Flyer

For more information about this free program for Portola students, please contact Lila at (510) 559-7009 or send an email

about the 2014-2015 school year program including when to register.