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.
The Center provides breakfast, lunch and a morning and/or afternoon snack. The Center’s active parent association meets regularly to plan family-oriented events and fundraisers. Students and researchers are welcome at the Center, which features observation rooms that are available to parents as well.
See the fun projects we've been working on and your child's works of art at Family Back to School Night.
December 24, 2014 Infant, Toddler and Preschool Winter Break
Enjoy your holiday as we break for the winter. The center will be closed on December 24, 2014 and reopen January 2, 2015.
May 4-8, 2015 Teacher Appreciation Week
Let's celebrate our fabulous teachers who spend their days helping every child achieve success. Find out ways to show your appreciation.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -– UC Riverside has temporarily closed one building in the Child Development Center in order to clean up mold growing behind the baseboards. “After consulting with experts in the field who tested the air, we have decided that caution requires us to take swift action to ensure that the health of our children at the center is protected,” said Jim Sandoval, vice chancellor of student affairs. “ (Read More)
Can Children’s TV Characters Boost STEM Learning?
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Can relationships formed with media characters like Dora the Explorer or Elmo help young children learn science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) skills? (Read More)
Open-fire Cooking May Affect Child Cognitive Development
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Children exposed to open-fire cooking in developing countries experience difficulty with memory, problem-solving and social skills. (Read More)
|2014 - 2015 Events Calendar||Date|
|Welcoming Day (4pm-5pm)||August 29, 2014|
|Staff Orientation-Required Trainings / Meetings (Center Closed)||August 29, 2014|
|Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed)||Sept. 1, 2014|
|Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Programs Begin||Sept. 2, 2014|
|Family Back to School Night||October 9, 2014|
|Scholastic Book Fair||October 13-17, 2014|
|Veteran's Day (Center Closed)||Nov. 11, 2014|
|Thanksgiving Holiday (Center Closed)||Nov. 27-28, 2014|
|Infant, Toddler and Preschool Winter Break (Center Closed)||Dec. 24, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014|
|Center Opens||January 5, 2014|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Center Closed)||January 19, 2015|
|Parent / Teacher Conferences||January 20-30, 2015|
|Presidents Day (Center Closed)||February 16, 2015|
|Cesar Chavez Holiday (Center Closed)||March 27, 2015|
|Vision Screening||April 2015 (TBD)|
|Teacher Appreciation Week||May 4-8, 2015|
|Parent / Teacher Conferences||May 18-29, 2015|
|Memorial Day Holiday (Center Closed)||May 25, 2015|
|End of the Year Celebration||June 5, 2015|
|Hours of Operation|
|Full Day Program
7:30am - 5:30pm
|Full Day Kindergarten
7:30am - 5:30pm
|School Day Kindergarten
8:30am - 2:30pm
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.