El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative has operated as a parent cooperative since 1940. Our goal at ECPC is to provide a happy, safe, and supportive environment that serves up to 30 children and contributes to the development of the whole child. We have a wonderful setting in El Cerrito with two large outside play yards and many engaging indoor play areas. While a professional teaching staff runs the program, member families own the school and are responsible for administration and maintenance. This allows parents to become active in their child's education. It also serves to build a strong sense of community among the families in our school.