The curriculum at the UCR Child Development Centers follows guidelines set by the California Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All of the Centers 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.
The Centers provide breakfast, lunch and a morning and/or afternoon snack. The Centers active parent association meets regularly to plan family-oriented events and fundraisers. Students and researchers are welcome at the Centers, which were built with observation rooms, which are available to parents as well.
2013-2014 School Calendar
August 28, 2013
Trainings / Meetings (Center Closed)
|August 29-30, 2013|
|Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed)||Sept. 2, 2013|
Infant, Toddler, Preschool,
|Sept. 3, 2013|
|Family Back to School Night||
October 9, 2013
|School Teddy Bear Picture Days||October 28-30, 2013|
|Veteran's Day (Center Closed)||Nov. 11, 2013|
|Thanksgiving Holiday (Center Closed)||Nov. 28-29, 2013|
|Infant, Toddler and Preschool Winter
Break (center closed)
Dec. 23, 2013 - Jan 3, 2014
|Center Opens||January 6, 2014|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Center Closed)||January 20, 2014|
|Parent / Teacher Conferences||January 21-31, 2014|
|Presidents Day (Center Closed)||February 17, 2014|
|Cesar Chavez Holiday (Center Closed)||March 27-28, 2014|
|Vision Screening||April 2014|
|Teacher Appreciation Week||May 5-9, 2014|
|Parent / Teacher Conferences||May 12-23, 2014|
|Memorial Day Holiday (Center Closed)||May 26, 2014|
|End of the Year Celebration||June 6, 2014|
All dates subject to change with ample notification. Updated 07/1/2013.
Hours of Operation
|Full Day Program:||7:30am - 5:30pm|
|Kindergarten:||7:30am - 5:30pm|
|School-Day Kindergarten:||8:30am - 2:30pm|