Early Childhood Education Center
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Mission Statement

The UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center provides a high quality program to the parents of young children working at UC Merced and community members of Merced, within a safe, happy, creative and nurturing environment.  We are committed to respect each individual (staff, parent/guardian and child) by understanding each person’s individual needs.  We provide developmentally appropriate activities and environments that make quality learning experiences engaging and natural for children.




Contact Us

Phone:  209-228-5437 (CAT-KIDS)

Fax:   209-228-5439 (CAT-KIDZ)

Email:   ecec@ucmerced.edu

Staff Directory - pull down to Early Childhood Education Center for department listing


Links to the Presentations from the Child Triumphs and Troubles: Language and Learning in the Early Years Conference, January 25, 2014

Dr. Anne Warlaumont     Dr. Eric Walle     Dr. Rose Scott     Dr. Jeffrey Gilger