The curriculum at the UCR Center for Early Childhood Education follows guidelines set by the California Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All of our 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.

We provide breakfast, lunch and a morning and/or afternoon snack. Our active parent association meets regularly to plan family-oriented events and fundraisers. Students and researchers are welcome at CECE, which features observation rooms that are available to parents as well.

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2023-24 Events Calendar Date
Independence Day Holiday (Center Closed) July 4
Kindergarten Orientation August 30
CECE Staff Development (Center Closed) August 31-September 1
Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed) September 4
Kindergarten Program Begins September 5
Kindergarten Pre-Assessment & Parent Conferences September 25-29
Family Back to School Night October 12
Veteran's Day (Center Closed) November 10
Thanksgiving Holiday (Center Closed) November 23-24
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Kindergarten) December 4-8
Kindergarten Modified School Day: End of 1st Trimester
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
December 8
Winter Break December 22-January 1
Center Re-opens January 2
Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed) January 12
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Center Closed) January 15
Presidents Day (Center Closed) February 19
Kindergarten Modified School Day: End of 2nd Trimester
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
March 8
Kindergarten Mini Spring Break March 25-29
Ceasar Chavez Observed (Center Closed) March 29
Administrative Professionals Day April 24
Vision Screening May TBD
Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10
Teacher Training In-service Day (Center Closed) May 24
Memorial Day Holiday (Center Closed) May 27
Kindergarten Promotion & Modified School Day
(8:30 am - 2:30 pm)

June 14

Juneteenth (Center Closed) June 19

Fee Schedule

Hours of Operation

Full Day Program
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Full Day Kindergarten
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

School Day Kindergarten
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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UC Riverside's Center for Early Childhood Education is proud to be fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Early Childhood Services
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.