2020-21 School-Year Youth Programs

Reflecting the 2020-21 WCCUSD school year model, the Recreation Department has adapted our school year Youth Programs model to help meet the care needs of our community. Following guidance from state and county health offices, our new program model centers around the best practices for providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the look and feel of our new program may be different than what families are used to, we remain dedicated to providing services that focus on health and safety or both students and staff, as well as allows our community to receive essential childcare services-- all while still providing plenty of FUN (friends, unity, & new experiences)!

session 3: running now

January 4 - February 11 (6 weeks). No Program 1/18.
Spaces remain available in some programs. To inquire about availability, please email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.


February 22 - April 1 (6 weeks)
Priority Registration: Monday, 1/25/21 at 8am
General Registration (open to all): Wednesday, 1/27/21 at 8am
*Online Registration Closes: Sunday, 2/21/21
Priority Registration is for Session 3 families wishing to re-enroll in their same pod. 
If the program you are interested is full, please add yourself to the waitlist or email tmelton@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us. 
We will do our best to open up additional pods if there is enough interest.
*Space permitting, late starts will be allowed. To inquire about registration after 2/21, please email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Interested in adding Presidents Week Camp to your Session 4 Registration? To keep groups stable, families will have the opportunity to start their pod a week early during the WCCUSD school break if there is enough interest. At the time of registration, your confirmation receipt will contain a link to a Presidents Week Camp registration form with more detail.

Session 5: Check back for more information

April 12 - June 3 (8 weeks). No Program 5/31, 6/7-6/10.

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Licensing Forms

Licensing forms are required for those enrolled in the programs at Harding, Madera, and Fairmont. After enrolling you will have 24 hours to complete the forms (once per school year) and either email them to recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or drop them off in the mailbox at the Community Center. Please note that the Community Center office is closed and the Swim Center Staff cannot assist or answer specific questions. Please open with Adobe Reader:

Madera Licensing Packet     Harding Licensing Packet     Fairmont Licensing Packet

Online Services

To view your City of El Cerrito Recreation account, pay bills, register for programs, print receipts and other options, please click here. Please call (510) 559-7000 or email  the Community Center for your personal log-in information. There is no fee for online registration or bill pay.

Contact Information

Recreation Department Office

7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530

(510) 559-7000


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