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The Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP)

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Big Give possible. ECEP raised $7,005 for outdoor enrichment, and we couldn’t have done it without you! While Big Give only happens once a year, there are still plenty of ways you can help year-round. For more information on how you support our program please visit


Fiat Lux, Let there be light. The Littlest Cal Bears ponder deep science “Why is the Sun Hot?”


The Early Childhood Education Program (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. At this time, ECEP is accepting applications from new families to our program.

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