The UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center is a high-quality program for young children of UC Merced parents and local community. We respect each individual while providing a safe, happy, creative and nurturing environment. We provide developmentally appropriate engaging activities and natural learning experiences for children in order to instill an enthusiastic attitude for knowledge.
Our program provides childcare to young children 6 weeks through 5 years in a thoughtful and interactive learning environment. The ECEC is currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will remain so through the fall semester. Campus leadership will consider whether we can resume service as part of their planning for spring semester 2021 and beyond. ECEC Closure Announcement