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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.

2021-22 Events Calendar Date
Independence Day Holiday (Center Closed) July 5
Virtual Kindergarten Orientation September 1
ECS Staff Development (Center Closed)

September 2-3

Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed) September 6
Kindergarten Program Begins September 7
Kindergarten Pre-Assessment & Virtual Parent Conferences September 27-October 1
Virtual Family Back to School Night October 15
Veteran's Day (Center Closed) November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday (Center Closed) November 25-26
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences (Kindergarten) December 6-10
Kindergarten Modified School Day: End of 1st Trimester
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
December 10
Winter Break December 23-January 2
Center Re-opens January 3
Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed) January 14
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Center Closed) January 17
Presidents Day (Center Closed) February 21
Kindergarten Modified School Day: End of 2nd Trimester
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
March 11
Kindergarten Mini Spring Break March 24-March 28
Ceasar Chavez Observed (Center Closed) March 25
Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed) May 27
Memorial Day Holiday (Center Closed) May 30
Kindergarten Promotion & Modified School Day
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
June 10


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.