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  • 15-Aug-2017
    Orientation Dinner - JK
    6:00 p.m. at Creative Play Center Did you know there's a difference between easel paint..
  • 16-Aug-2017
    Orientation Dinner - MWF AM
    6:00 p.m. at Creative Play Center Did you know there's a difference between ..
  • 22-Aug-2017
    Orientation Dinner - PreK
    6:00 p.m. at Creative Play Center. Did you know there's a difference between easel..
  • 23-Aug-2017
    Orientation Dinner - MWF PM
    6:00 p.m. at Creative Play Center Did you know there's a difference between e..
  • 24-Aug-2017
    Orientation Dinner - T/Th AM
    6:00 p.m. at Creative Play Center Did you know there's a difference between e..
  • 29-Aug-2017
    Orientation Make-Up Day
    Orientation Make-Up for all classes for those of you that could not attend your original or..
  • 30-Aug-2017
    Open House - MWF AM
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 at Creative Play Center Open House is a an opportunity to introduce (..
  • 30-Aug-2017
    Open House - MWF PM
    11:00 am - 12:00 noon at Creative Play Center Open House is a an opportunity t..
  • 31-Aug-2017
    Open House - JK
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Creative Play Center. Open House is an opportunity to in..
  • 31-Aug-2017
    Open House - PreK
    12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. at Creative Play Center Open House is a an opportunity to i..
  • 31-Aug-2017
    Open House - TTH AM
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Creative Play Center Open House is a an opportunity to in..
  • 05-Sep-2017
    First Day Of School TTH AM / PK / JK
    Welcome to the 2017-2018 class year. "Good Day Everybody! Let's Smile Everybody!" ..
  • 06-Sep-2017
    First Day of School MWF AM / MWF PM
    Welcome to the 2017-2018 class year. "Good Day Everybody! Let's Smile Everybody!"..
  • 12-Sep-2017
    Mandatory Membership Meeting
    Please join us for the mandatory membership meeting. Where: First Christi..
  • 15-Sep-2017
    Back to School Party
    The whole family is welcome at CPC for a potluck dinner party Friday, September 15th, from ..
  • 24-Sep-2017
    Welcome Picnic
    When: 11am - 2pm Where: Larkey Park Please join us for lunch and games to celebrate..
  • 05-Oct-2017
    No School - JK
    No school in lieu of Saturday School on 10/7/17..
  • 07-Oct-2017
    Saturday School - JK
    It's Saturday School - a great opportunity for the secondary co-op parent to experience a f..
  • 09-Oct-2017
    Rap Session - JK
    When: 6:30 p.m. Where: CPC Come join your fellow CPC families to "rap" abou..
  • 10-Oct-2017
    Rap Session - MWF AM
    When: 6:30 p.m. Where: CPC Come join your fellow CPC families to "rap" abou..
  • 11-Oct-2017
    Rap Session - MWF PM
    When: 6:30 p.m. Where: CPC Come join your fellow CPC families to "rap" abou..
  • 12-Oct-2017
    Rap Session - PreK
    When: 6:30 p.m. Where: CPC Come join your fellow CPC families to "rap" abou..
  • 13-Oct-2017
    Rap Session - T/Th AM
    When: 6:30 p.m. Where: CPC Come join your fellow CPC families to "rap" abou..
  • 14-Oct-2017
    Saturday School - PreK
    It's Saturday School - a great opportunity for the secondary co-op parent to experience a f..
  • 19-Oct-2017
    No School - T/TH AM
    No school in lieu of Saturday School on 10/21/17...
  • 21-Oct-2017
    Saturday School - T/TH AM
    It's Saturday School - a great opportunity for the secondary co-op parent to experience a f..
  • 27-Oct-2017
    Halloween Party
    We hope you'll join us to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year! When: 5:30pm to ..
  • 28-Oct-2017
    Saturday School - MWF AM & MWF PM
    It's Saturday School - a great opportunity for the secondary co-op parent to experience a f..
  • 30-Oct-2017
    No School - MWF AM & MWF PM
    No school in lieu of Saturday School on 10/28/17...
  • 31-Oct-2017
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
    Have a safe and wonderful Happy Halloween!..

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About Creative Play Center

Our Philosophy

Creative Play Center intends to promote the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of each child.  While striving to attain maximum development in these areas, our overlying concern is with the child’s self-esteem.

Fun at Creative Play CenterThe preschool offers a significant opportunity for the child to discover themselves in relation to the outside world.

We set the scene to which the child reacts, placing minimum restrictions on their spontaneous feelings and behavior.  Only when a child knows about themselves can they extend themselves to others.

By sharing in your child’s first school experience, you can help to set a warm and secure attitude toward future school involvement. By observation of your child’s play and interaction with other children, and by consultation with the trained staff, parents can better evaluate their child’s development.




Our general goals are:

  • To offer activities and experiences which are appropriate for the child’s developmental level.
  • To motivate each child toward self-sufficiency and independence by providing success-orientated experiences.
  • To accept and value each child and to help her/him to develop a strong sense of self-worth.
  • To meet the individual child’s needs while fostering group awareness and consciousness of the rights of others.

Our History

Creative Play Center originated as “Jack and Jill Cooperative Nursery School” which opened in September 1942 in a member’s home.  In 1962, the school was renamed “Creative Play Center” (CPC) to reflect its educational philosophy.  

In 1965, the school opened in Pleasant Hill.  Today, CPC is celebrating 75 years of serving the children and families of Contra Costa County. The success of the school depends on the enthusiastic support of all member families.



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