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 has since evolved into a preschool with diverse students from different backgrounds. No prior Chinese background is necessary or required.
Children from 4 months to 5.5 years old are accepted to 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 kindergarten is provided for those preparing to enter kindergarten in the upcoming year, but children are taught the basics (ABCs, numbers, colors, shapes, patterns, money, time, etc.) much earlier.
We provide an AM snack, lunch, a PM snack, and dinner everyday, with a focus on healthy, wholesome food at every meal. Our main meals always include: a protein (or more), veggies, a fruit, dairy, and a whole grain. Our snacks always include: a whole grain, protein, dairy, a fruit.
Students do not need to be potty trained to enroll. 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.
Director Shirley has over twenty years of experience as a teacher in China and works closely with each student to ensure their personal growth while encouraging social skills, learning, and independence.
Director Kiki has over ten years of experience working with students through various channels, including a 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).
Teacher to student ratio is at most 4:1.
For Older Students (TK & Up):
For students ages 5 and up that are interested in learning or continuing their Mandarin Chinese, please visit Kiki’s Chinese Learning Center. They offer an afterschool immersion program, weekday Chinese classes, and tutoring. They are located on 10106 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, with a free parking lot in the back (San Pablo & Central Ave). Please visit www.kikichinese.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact:
Shirley or Kiki by email: email@example.com
Shirley by phone: 510-816-8949
Kiki by phone: 510-374-9268
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you and your family into our preschool family!