Resources for Parents and Families
A variety of resources are available for parents and families.
Early Care and Education offers referrals to infant/ toddler home-care programs, child care centers and preschool programs in the San Diego area. See other child care options.
In addition to referrals, we provide guidance on how to identify high-quality child care for infants and toddlers, as well as follow-up assessments to help parents evaluate their satisfaction with a child care arrangement.
You can also visit these sites for more information about off-campus child care in San Diego:
- California Child Care Resource and Referral Network – Gives parents referrals and information about the elements of quality care and state licensing requirements, as well as the availability of child care subsidies.
- Children's Home Society of California Child Care Referrals – Provides comprehensive programs to ensure that reliable and quality child care is available for children from birth to 13 years of age who are in need of care during any part of a 24-hour day.
- San Diego Unified School District PrimeTime Extended Day Program – Provides elementary and middle school students with academic support and enrichment activities during the hours when many parents are at work.
- State of California Child Care Licensing Program – Provides information on licensing, laws and finding child care.
- YMCA Childcare Resource Service – Provides free child care referral services, fee assistance for income eligible families, enhanced referrals for children with special needs and for military families, special needs respite care and much more. Funded through the California Department of Education.
ECE offers all families annual vision, hearing, and dental screenings. More information is available prior to the scheduled screening.
Subsidized Care at ECEC
The Early Childhood Education Center offers subsidized child care to faculty, staff and students through a program sponsored by the California Department of Education. Parents who meet income guidelines may be eligible.
UC San Diego students may be eligible to receive tuition assistance for child care services through CCAMPIS, a U.S. Department of Education program. Children may be enrolled at either the Early Childhood Education Center or Mesa Child Development Center.
The quality of child care depends on active parental involvement. Parents of children attending either center are encouraged to drop in and watch their children at play, join in classroom activities and share skills to enrich the curriculum whenever possible.
Parents Advisory Board
The Parents Advisory Board supports children’s education by working with teachers, offering support, creating community building activities and funding curriculum enrichment opportunities. All parents are invited to attend monthly meetings to help plan upcoming events and share ideas for new events and activities. Read the PAB brochure (PDF) for more information or email email@example.com