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The curriculum at the UCR Child Development Center follows guidelines set by the California Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All of the Center’s 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 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.

June 3, 2016 End of year celebration
Let's celebrate a wonderful year of growth and discovery. Our PTO will host a pot-luck.
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2015 - 2016 Events Calendar Date
Staff Orientation-Required Trainings / Meetings (Center Closed) August 27-28
Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed) September 7
Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Programs Begin September 1
Family Back to School Night October 14
Scholastic Book Fair October TBA
Veteran's Day (Center Closed) November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday (Center Closed) November 26-27
Infant, Toddler and Preschool Winter Break (Center Closed) Dec. 23 - Jan. 3
Center Opens January 4, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Center Closed) January 18
Parent / Teacher Conferences January TBA
Presidents Day (Center Closed) February 15
Cesar Chavez Holiday (Center Closed) March 25
Vision Screening April  TBA
Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
Parent / Teacher Conferences May TBA
Memorial Day Holiday (Center Closed) May 30
End of Year Celebration June 3
Kindergarten Promotion at 6:30PM June 14

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.



More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

UCR Child Development Center
Campus Map

Building A:
Site Supervisor: Bonnie Bacon
Administrative Coordinator: Allan Crosthwaite
Tel: (951) 827-2666
Fax: (951) 827-3396
E-mail: allan.crosthwaite@ucr.edu

Building B:
Site Supervisor: Kimberly Pixley
Administrative Coordinator: Allan Crosthwaite
Tel: (951) 827-7454
Fax: (951) 827-7471
E-mail: allan.crosthwaite@ucr.edu