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  • 08-Mar-2018
    No School - T/TH AM
    No school in lieu of Saturday School on 3/10/18...
  • 10-Mar-2018
    Saturday School - T/TH AM
    It's Saturday School - a great opportunity for the secondary co-op parent to experience a f..
  • 11-Mar-2018
    Day Light Savings Today
    Don't forget to "Spring Forward" by moving your clocks ahead 1 hour...
  • 13-Mar-2018
    Mandatory Membership Meeting
    Please join us for the mandatory membership meeting. Where: First Christi..
  • 19-Mar-2018
  • 23-Mar-2018
    Babysitting Night @ CPC
    March child care is set for Friday, 3/23 from 5-8pm. We ask that only currently enrolled ch..
  • 24-Mar-2018
    SPRING AUCTION - White Party
    Save the Date! This year’s Spring Auction is Saturday, March 24th, 2..
  • 02-Apr-2018
    Spring Break
    Monday 2nd thru Friday 6th No Classes..
  • 10-Apr-2018
    Mandatory Membership Meeting
    Please join us for the mandatory membership meeting. Where: First Christi..
  • 19-Apr-2018
    No School for JK Class
    In lieu of campout on Friday 4/20...
  • 20-Apr-2018
    JK Campout
    6PM Friday, overnight until 7AM, See teacher for more info...
  • 26-Apr-2018
    No School For PreK Class
    In lieu of class campout on 4/27/18...
  • 27-Apr-2018
    PK Campout
    6:00pm to 7:00am. See teacher for details...
  • 28-Apr-2018
    Registration Day
    Registration Day! Mark your calendars, Registration Day is April 28th from 9:00..
  • 08-May-2018
    Mandatory Membership Meeting
    Please join us for the mandatory membership meeting. Where: First Christi..
  • 19-May-2018
    Ice Cream Social
    Please join us at Creative Play Center for our annual ice cream social—a time to ..
  • 25-May-2018
    Last Day of School
    2017-2018 school year is over. See you in the fall!..

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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.