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ECS is now currently enrolling!

For more information, look under the Enrollment & Rates tab.


COVID-19 Center Policies

2022-23 Events Calendar Date
Independence Day Holiday (Center Closed) July 4
Kindergarten Orientation August 31
ECS Staff Development (Center Closed)

September 1-2

Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed) September 5
Kindergarten Program Begins September 6
Kindergarten Pre-Assessment & Parent Conferences September 26-30
Family Back to School Night October TBD
Veteran's Day (Center Closed) November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday (Center Closed) November 24-25
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Kindergarten) December 5-9
Kindergarten Modified School Day: End of 1st Trimester
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
December 9
Winter Break December 23-January 2
Center Re-opens January 3
Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed) January 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Center Closed) January 16
Presidents Day (Center Closed) February 20
Kindergarten Modified School Day: End of 2nd Trimester
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
March 10
Kindergarten Mini Spring Break March 27-30
Ceasar Chavez Observed (Center Closed) March 31
Vision Screening May TBD
Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5
Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed) May 26
Memorial Day Holiday (Center Closed) May 29
Kindergarten Promotion & Modified School Day
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)

June 8

Juneteenth (Center Closed) June 19

In The Loop Newsletter
View the Summer 2022 newsletter


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.

Fee Schedule

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.

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.