The ECEC is open five (5) days per week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the exception of our First Fridays.
First Friday, with services offered for children from 8:30-4:30 on these dates, allow for staff meeting/training time on a regular basis. First Fridays are not on months with other training half day closures (Spring Break Week), full day training closures (August) or finals (December and May).
The ECEC operates around the UC Merced Campus calendar, observing many of the same closures the ECEC observes. For all important dates, please see the Program Year Calendar below.
The Snack Menu is the monthly menu items scheduled for both the morning snack and the afternoon snack for those children eating table foods. It is also posted on the front hallway parent board.