Age Eligibility

“The children experience nurturing and freedom. The teachers seem to have endless patience. The diversity of children is also a plus.” 

– ECEP Parent

ECEP provides care for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Children must be a minimum of 3 months old, and not yet eligible for kindergarten in the August of the year they plan to enroll. 



Children of members of the UC Berkeley and general community are eligible for ECEP.

We recently opened a new center, and are able to accommodate more children than in the past. All parents who are interested in our program are encouraged to apply.

Prioritization is based on the following criteria:

  • First priority: Children of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff
  • Second priority: Children of visiting scholars, LBNL, UCOP, and other UC campus staff/faculty families
  • Third priority: Children of community families

Children with siblings currently enrolled in the program are given priority over new families.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.