Preparing Children For Kindergarten and Beyond!

Progressive Christian Children’s Center offers preschool and transitional kindergarten classes in Berkeley, CA. We also offer before and after-school programs and seasonal day camps.


Serving children ages 2 to 13, our loving, supportive and highly trained teachers and counselors share their passion for education and personal growth through Christian teaching and experiential learning.


With our affordable rates and open enrollment policy, we welcome your family to visit our center or call us to learn how to best prepare your little one for kindergarten and beyond!

Serving Our Community Since 1980

In 1979, with a love and passion of caring for children, Mrs. Lena (Mama Lena) Johnson got together with the Progressive Baptist Church of Berkeley to form a children's day care center for the church and the surrounding community, laying the ground work for what would become the Progressive Christian Day Care Center (PCDCC).


Incorporated in 1980 as a state licensed non-profit organization, our purpose is to serve as a low tuition rate alternative for families with children between the ages of 2 and 5. We teach the Bible and who Jesus Christ is, while preparing the students with age appropriate curriculum for kindergarten. In 2005, we introduced both our summer day camps and after school programs. In 2014 we changed our name and are now the Progressive Christian Children's Center (PC3). 

Meet Our Staff