News and Events

What Learning Looks Like
Mesa Child Development Center and Early Care and Education director Kathryn Owen were featured in a KPBS segment on the art and science of classroom transitions.


Mesa Child Development Center Expands Facilities and Programs
Mesa Child Development Center now offers full-time programs that will enrich its vibrant and diverse community.


MCDC Hosts Open House Jan. 20
Stop by to see the newly expanded facilities and learn more about the full- and part-time programs.


ECEC Honored for Sustainability Efforts
The Early Childhood Education Center was named “Outstanding Department” in the 2016 UC San Diego Sustainability Awards.


ECE Hosts Child Care and Family Resource Fair
Students, staff and faculty turned out to learn about child care options during the resource fair


Move Over, Droids
Meet the real-life robots of UC San Diego, leading the way for a world of robot helpers, teachers, maybe even friends.


Looking Ahead at Early Childhood Education
The San Diego Union-Tribune talks to Kathryn Owen about her mission to modernize early childhood education by bringing more men into the classroom, and employing a robotic helper to lend a hand.


Director of Early Care and Education Honored for Exemplary Leadership
Kathryn Owen, director of UC San Diego Early Care and Education, has been named an “Exceptional Master Leader in Education” by the Childcare Exchange, a U.S.-based partnership supporting early childhood professionals throughout the world.


MCDC Expansion Begins
The Mesa Child Development Center expansion will provide renovated facilities and more space to serve UC San Diego families.


ECEC Employee Honored at Employee of the Year Awards
Angel Huerta, head of food services at the Early Childhood Education Center, was named “Principal Employee of the Year.