Why ECEC?

Babies enjoying some playtime.The UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) provides a warm, interesting, nurturing and developmentally appropriate place where each child can explore and grow. Each classroom is designed to be a welcoming environment for the children and their families, and provides a comfortable place for the teachers to work. Classroom teachers and families partner to ensure that communication between home and the ECEC is continual, since constant communication and dialogue is beneficial to the child.

We also practice continuity of care with our children. Teachers move annually with the intent that every child works with a familiar adult throughout their time in our program.