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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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.

2018-2019 Events Calendar Date
Staff Development (ECS Closed) August 31
Labor Day Holiday (ECS Closed) September 3
Program Begins September 4
Picture Day-North Building October 17
Family Back to School Night October 18
Picture Day-South Building November 1
Veteran's Day (ECS Closed) November 12
Thanksgiving Holiday (ECS Closed) November 22-23rd
Early Closure-12:30pm December 21
Winter Break December 24 -January 1
Center Re-opens January 2
Teacher Training In-service Day (ECS Closed) January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (ECS Closed) January 21
Presidents Day (ECS Closed) February 18
Ceasar Chavez Observed (ECS Closed) March 29
Vision Screening-South Building May 7
Vision Screening-North Building  May 8
Teacher Appreciation Week  May 6-10
Teacher Training In-service Day (ECS Closed) May 24
Memorial Day Holiday (ECS Closed) May 27
End of the Year Celebration  June 7


Hours of Operation
Full Day Program
7:30am - 5:30pm
Full Day Kindergarten
7:30am - 5:30pm
School Day Kindergarten
8:30am - 2:30pm
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UC Riverside's Early Childhood Services is proud to be fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Early Childhood Services
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.