The Early Childhood Education Program is able to provide high-quality early childhood services to more than 250 families thanks to the support of UC Berkeley, the California State Department of Education, parent fees, and generous donor contributions. State and University support is less of our operating budget than in previous years, so we rely on donor support more than ever.

Your donation to ECEP will be used in one of several ways:

Scholarships: At ECEP we understand that early childhood education is foundational to society. We also want to make sure that every child gets a great start in life. That’s why we’ve established a scholarship fund, to ensure that more families have access to a quality early education.

Play Equipment: Groundbreaking research at our centers has shown the importance of play structures to cognitive, social, and physical development. We are in the process of enhancing our centers with new play equipment that will further support the development and play experiences of our students.

Individual Center Support: Each center has its own goals and uses for donations. Please contact the center director for information.

For more information or to donate, please contact:

George Zeno
Executive Director of Development

Student Affairs Philanthropy
University of California, Berkeley

337 Sproul Hall 
Berkeley, CA 94720-2428
Phone: 510 642-4811

Thank you to all the generous donors – and the University – who helped us raise more than $6 million dollars to build our newest center on Dwight Street.

Thank you to the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees, for providing additional financial assistance.