The Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP)

ECEP provides early childhood services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at five centers in Berkeley and Albany. We offer 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 assists them in balancing family, school, and work. Our programs are open to all: UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the local community who are unaffiliated with UC Berkeley.

Now Accepting Toddler/Preschool Applications for the 2024-25 School Year

ECEP still has space available in our programs serving toddler/preschool aged children (ages 31-58 months) for the 2024-25 school year, which begins in August. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, but apply as soon as possible. 

Learn more about enrollment and apply now>>

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