The Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP)

ECEP provides early childhood services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at five centers in Berkeley and Albany. ECEP teaches UC Berkeley’s youngest students in a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment that sparks curiosity. We teach families and educators to see and unlock the potential of each child. Our staff of highly trained childhood educators give parents peace of mind – and support our student, staff, faculty, and community parents to balance family, school, and work.

ECEP worked diligently to develop and adhere to strict protocols as the health and safety of children and staff continues to be our utmost priority. Our program is working under various new protocols and procedures to comply with health and safety guidelines, so our class sizes have been significantly reduced and have resulted in less availability of care spaces for families. ECEP accepts applications on a continuous basis.

For vacancy availability, contact the Admissions Coordinator at or 510-643-1482.

To see the most current COVID-19 protocols and procedures in place within our program please visit