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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

Event Date
Welcoming Day

August 28, 2013

Staff Orientation-Required
Trainings / Meetings (Center Closed)
August 29-30, 2013
Labor Day Holiday (Center Closed) Sept. 2, 2013

Infant, Toddler, Preschool,
and Kindergarten Programs Begin (non-funded)

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.

Click here to download the 2013-2014 CDC School Calendar Download.
Click here to download the 2013-2014 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, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

UCR Child Development Center
Executive Director: Jeanette Bradeen
Business Manager: Juanita Segura
Enrollment Coordinator: Lesley Martinez
3333 Watkins Drive

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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