University of California, RiversideUCR



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.

NAEYC 2017
Please join us in congratulating the ECS Staff and Leadership in achieving a new, five year term of NAEYC Accreditation by successfully completing the renewal process!
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2017-2018 Events Calendar Date
Staff Orientation-Required Trainings / Meetings (ECS Closed) September 1
Labor Day Holiday (ECS Closed) September 4
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 10
Thanksgiving Holiday (ECS Closed) November 23-24
Infant, Toddler and Preschool Winter Break (ECS Closed) Dec. 22 - Jan. 1
ECS Opens January 2, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (ECS Closed) January 15
Parent / Teacher Conferences January
Presidents Day (ECS Closed) February 19
Ceasar Chavez Holiday (ECS Closed) March 30
Vision Screening April  TBA
Teacher Appreciation Week April 30 - May 4
Parent / Teacher Conferences May TBA
Memorial Day Holiday (ECS Closed) May 28
End of Year Celebration June 8
Kindergarten Promotion at 6:30PM June 12

UC Riverside's Early Childhood Services is proud to be fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Hours of Operation
Full Day Program
7:30am - 5:30pm
Full Day Kindergarten
7:30am - 5:30pm
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

Department Information

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