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.

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Thank you to all the generous donors who helped us raise more than $55,000 during the Big Give 2018 campaign. Updates on how the funds will be used will shared shortly!

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