About Us:

We are a Chinese (Mandarin) immersion pre-school located conveniently in El Cerrito near Harding Elementary School, the El Cerrito Plaza BART station, and the El Cerrito plaza. We opened in February 2006 as a small family daycare and have since evolved into a preschool with students from different backgrounds. No prior Chinese background is required or expected.

Our Program:

Students ages 10 months to 6 years old are accepted into our program.

The students are spoken to in Mandarin on a daily basis. Colors, numbers, songs, daily conversations and salutations, etc. are taught daily in both Mandarin and English. Extra preparation for those preparing to enter kindergarten in the upcoming year is provided but all students are taught the basics (ABCs, numbers, colors, shapes, patterns, money, time, etc.) much earlier.

Lunch and dinner are provided everyday, with a focus on healthy, wholesome foods at every meal.

Students do not need to be potty trained to be enrolled. Potty training is provided when the student is ready and/or at the parents’ request. We work closely with parents to ensure a smooth transaction from diaper to toilet.

Our Staff:

Director Kiki has over ten years of experience teaching students of all ages (infants to adults) through various channels, including her own tutoring center and private tutoring. She has been with ECCPS from the beginning and works to introduce new interactive materials (music, arts & crafts, STEM, etc). She took over full time as director in 2017. Shirley, the previous director, moved to San Ramon in 2017 and is now running a preschool there (www.sanramonchinese.org).

Teacher to student ratio is at most 4:1.

Contact Information:

For more information or to schedule a visit, please email: ecchinesepreschool@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you and your family into our preschool family!