Seeking a Preschool in Berkeley

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Mid-year opening for 4 year old near North Berkeley?

March 2015

Do you love your child's preschool? Looking for a mid-year opening (immediate or summer) for a 4 1/2 year old boy with fall birthday. preferably in north Berkeley or northward (Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito). Play-based with a lot of freedom, movement, music a plus. Thank you


We love the Child Study Center, part of Cal's childcare. We started in February, 2014, when our daughter was three and we had just moved to the East Bay. We were shocked that they had an opening, and I think they do now for 4 year olds. Amazing teachers, no turnover, spacious yards and plenty of choice in activities or free play for most of the day. Perfect, except the price and the upcoming Spring Break. http://ece.berkeley.edu/ Amy


My 5-year-old goes to Child Education Center in North Berkeley, and we LOVE it. He's been there since he was 4 months old, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's play based (reggio), the teachers are incredibly creative, and there are weekly music and dance classes and lots of field trips. Some of the programs are wait listed, but there might be openings in the preschool. Good luck! http://www.childeducationcenter.org/ Heather


Preschools near Totland in Berkeley

September 2004

I live close to Tot Land in North Berkeley and would like to send my son to a preschool that is in walking distance. Can anyone recommend a prescool that is close by? I am interested in a school that takes two and a half year olds and offers half day programs. Mixed age, flexible environments appeal to me, but mostly I'm interested in excellent teachers. ann

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