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The curriculum at the UCR Early Childhood Services follows guidelines set by the California Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All of our programs are accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

Teachers provide developmentally appropriate experiences in math, science, language, art, music, motor skills and social/emotional skills. They use a range of learning materials including books, puzzles, computers and art materials with regular access to outdoor play equipment. Teachers follow a daily schedule, prepare weekly lesson plans and conduct two parent-teacher conferences each year. Parents receive a written progress report at the end of each year.

We provide breakfast, lunch and a morning and/or afternoon snack. Our active parent association meets regularly to plan family-oriented events and fundraisers. Students and researchers are welcome at ECS, which features observation rooms that are available to parents as well.

Kindergarten 2017-18 Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017, in order to be eligible for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Students born between September 2nd and December 2nd, 2012, may be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Contact your local school district office to determine your home school and enrollment process.                           Summer Camp 2017 Join us this summer to experience a variety of enrichment activities and exciting fieldtrips. Sign up by May 1st and receive monthly discount. Reduced and no-cost services are available to families that qualify. 
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2016-2017 Events Calendar Date
Staff Orientation-Required Trainings / Meetings (ECS Closed) September 2
Labor Day Holiday (ECS Closed) September 5
Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Programs Begin September 6
Family Back to School Night October 12
Scholastic Book Fair October TBA
Veteran's Day (ECS Closed) November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday (ECS Closed) November 24-25
Infant, Toddler and Preschool Winter Break (ECS Closed) Dec. 22 - Jan. 2
ECS Opens January 3, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (ECS Closed) January 16
Parent / Teacher Conferences January TBA
Presidents Day (ECS Closed) February 20
Ceasar Chavez Holiday (ECS Closed) March 31
Vision Screening April  TBA
Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5
Parent / Teacher Conferences May TBA
Memorial Day Holiday (ECS Closed) May 29
End of Year Celebration June 9
Kindergarten Promotion at 6:30PM June TBA

Hours of Operation
Full Day Program
7:30am -6:00pm
Full Day Kindergarten
7:30am - 6:00pm
School Day Kindergarten
8:30am - 2:30pm

We believe that children learn best in an environment that is safe, nurturing and child centered. Our teachers provide daily experiences that stimulate cognitive, social and emotional growth and development in each individual.



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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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UCR Early Childhood Services
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CDC South
Site Supervisor: Bonnie Bacon
Enrollment Manager: Davina Bailey
Tel: (951) 827-2666
Fax: (951) 827-3396
E-mail: ecs@ucr.edu

CDC North
Site Supervisor: Kimberly Pixley
Enrollment Manager: Davina Bailey
Tel: (951) 827-7454
Fax: (951) 827-7471
E-mail: ecs@ucr.edu