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.
|2019-2020 Events Calendar||Date|
|Kindergarten Orientation||August 28|
|ECS Staff Development (Center Closed)||August 29-30|
|Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed)||September 2|
|Kindergarten Program Begins||September 3|
|Family Back to School Night||October 17|
|Veteran's Day (Center Closed)||November 11|
|Picture Day||Fall (TBA)|
|Thanksgiving Holiday (Center Closed)||November 28-29|
|Parent/Teacher Conference (Kindergarten)||December 2-6|
|Winter Break||December 21 -January 1|
|Center Re-opens||January 2|
|Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed)||January 17|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Center Closed)||January 20|
|Presidents Day (Center Closed)||February 17|
|Ceasar Chavez Observed (Center Closed)||March 27|
|Vision Screening||April (TBA)|
|Teacher Appreciation Week||May 4-8|
|Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed)||May 22|
|Memorial Day Holiday (Center Closed)||May 25|
|Kindergarten Promotion||June 12|
7:30am - 5:30pm
7:30am - 5:30pm
8:30am - 2:30pm
UC Riverside's Early Childhood Services is proud to be fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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.