Here you will find helpful resources for parents and families. We've included our ECS Parent Handbook for you to view and/or download, as well as links to various blogs, articles, and useful websites.
We are excited to announce the launch of our online payment family portal. Effective January 2, 2018, the cash office will no longer accept ECS payments. Accepted forms of payment via the family portal include; credit/debit cards with the Visa, MasterCard, Discover and JCB logos. Payroll Deductions will remain in effect. To register click here: Parent Portal Online Payment Registration and follow the prompts. Before registering please make sure we have your valid email address on file. Tips for registering can be found here: Tips for Registering
|R'Kids is a club that aims to strengthen the parent-child bond within the UCR community. Its goal is to provide a support-network for parents and their children. R'Kids is open to all UCR community members with children. For more information, visit rkids.ucr.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Download the UCR Family Resource Guide. It was created by a UCR Student Parent group and contains UCR and community resources for our student parents.|
|The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is our national accreditation association and they have an EXCELLENT family resource area on their website. http://families.naeyc.org/|
|Cindy Maloff Terebush's blog includes includes information on everything from how to say goodbye on your child’s first day of school to teaching your child how to “just be.”|
|Leah Davies, M.E.d, provides both excellent parental tips (with topics that range from eating meals together to family discipline) and a range of children’s activities.|
|"Let’s Read," a company based in Australia, offers some great reading tips, tools, coloring sheets, book lists and more, all sorted by age group. Their free “reading packs” are available to download in a nine different languages, which is a bonus!|
|Early Childhood News bills itself as a professional resource for both teachers and parents. This website has tips, articles, activities and additional resources for parents.|
|Susanna Barbee writes the Zealous Mom blog, in which she talks about being a part-time stay-at-home mom to two preschoolers. In addition, she wrote an excellent article about building early literacy skills for her local North Carolina newspaper.|
|Hours of Operation|
|Full Day Program
7:30am - 5:30pm
|Full Day Kindergarten
7:30am - 5:30pm
|School Day Kindergarten
8:30am - 2:30pm
|California Department of Education Infant/Toddler Learning Foundations|
|California Department of Education Preschool Learning Foundations|
Megan's LawAll registered sex offenders in California can be found on the Megan’s Law website. If you would like to know more about sex offenders or search for registered offenders in your area, please refer to the website.
Shaken Baby SyndromeFrom 20% to 30% of all shaken infants die, and many more than that have some form of permanent damage caused by shaking. For more information and support for when you are frustrated with a crying infant, visit the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, or talk to a staff member immediately.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/ Crib DeathThe UC Riverside Early Childhood Services will only sleep children on their backs due to SIDS. Click here for more information regarding SIDS.
Riverside County Office of EducationRCOE has a variety of resources for families residing in Riverside County. The Early Childhood Education Programs Unit features links to the county Resource and Referral services, Head Start and Early Head Start, and Alternative Payment programs.
Riverside Network of CareThe Network of Care website provides Mental Health and Behavioral Health information and resources from sexual assault to child abuse to housing assistance or mental/behavioral health. They also offer self-help support groups.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In addition to their role responding to disease, the Centers for Disease Control website offers extensive nutrition advice, covering a wide spectrum of related topics. Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents.
FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education)
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure.
Healthy & Active PreschoolersHealthy and Active Preschoolers is a nutrition learning center for child care professionals. It offers a variety of online courses and resources to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment in child care programs.
MyPlate Kids’ Place (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
The USDA’s “MyPlate Kids Place” helps families put the latest dietary guidelines into practice, with a special emphasis on giving children tools to choose their own proper foods. The “Choose My Plate” logo features shows the five basic food groups and the relative proportions of each group that make up a healthy meal.
California Women, Infants & Children Program
California WIC is a federally funded health and nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors, nutrition education and help finding healthcare and other community services. Participants must meet income guidelines, and the program will only help pregnant women, new mothers and children under age five. In California, 84 WIC agencies provide services locally to over 1.45 million participants each month at over 650 sites throughout the State.