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
|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.
Hours of Operation
|Full Day Program:||7:30am - 5:30pm|
|Kindergarten:||7:30am - 5:30pm|
|School-Day Kindergarten:||8:30am - 2:30pm|