Youth Programs

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the El Cerrito Recreation Department has adapted our Youth Services model to help meet the care needs of our community. Following guidance from the state and county health offices, our new program models center on the best practices for providing childcare to elementary age youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the look and feel of our new programs may be different than what families are used to, we remain dedicated to providing services that focus on the health and safety of youth and staff, as well as allows our community to receive essential childcare services while still providing plenty of F.U.N.: Friends, Unity, and New Experiences!


The City of El Cerrito provides school-age, state-licensed, child care facilities located throughout the City as well as recreational programs. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are offering limited childcare options to El Cerrito Residents and students who attend El Cerrito elementary schools. School day, full-day, and afternoon only options will be offered through October 29, 2020. Future programming details are to be announced.

We are taking an interest list for our fall teeter tot program (ages 2-4.5yrs)

Click HERE for more information.



Volun-teen Program: Community Service Opportunities for grades 8-12