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Phone: 209-228-5437 (CAT-KIDS)
The UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) serves the young children of the students, staff, and faculty of UC Merced and a number of community children in a high quality early care and education environment. The ECEC is an accredited program by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) which grants this status only after conducting an extensive review to ensure the program meets their high quality standards and requires annual follow-up reporting.
The ECEC follows the campus calendar and is open year-round. The program year calendar is posted on our website. The center serves infants (6 weeks – 17 months), toddlers (18-30 months) and preschoolers (31 months to Kindergarten entry). Part time schedules are available on a limited basis.
For more information, including photographs of the facility, philosophy, waiting list information, program curriculum, tuition rates, student discounts, assistance for low income families and other local resources, please refer to the website. If you are interested in a tour, please call or email the center to schedule an appointment.