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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.

2014-2015 School Calendar

Event 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 1, 2014

Center Opens January 2, 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

All dates subject to change with ample notification. Updated 07/01/2014.

Click here to download the 2014-2015 CDC School Calendar Download.
Click here to download the 2014-2015 CDC School Calendar for Kindergarten Download.

Hours of Operation

Program Hours
Full Day Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Kindergarten: 7:30am - 5:30pm
School-Day Kindergarten: 8:30am - 2:30pm

More Information

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

UCR Child Developmen Center

Building A:
Site Supervisor: Bonnie Bacon
Administrative Coordinator: Allan Crosthwaite
Tel: (951) 827-3854
Fax: (951) 827-3882

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

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