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Can a robot teach me that? Children’s ability to imitate robots

Research conducted at Early Care and Education centers investigated whether one- to three-year-old children imitate a social robot and a human adult in the same way.

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Childcare Centers

Early Childhood Education Center

This center offers full-time care for children 3 months to 5 years old with four developmental programs based on an age-appropriate curriculum.

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Mesa Child Development Center

This center offers full-time care for children 3 months to 5 years old inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education.

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Take a Tour

If you would like to learn more about our programs, we offer 30-minute tours on Wednesdays between 9–10:30 a.m. and 3–4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call (858) 246-0900. Note: Currently, tours are suspended.

Parent and Family Resources

Find a variety of resources for parents and families, including childcare referrals and healthcare information.

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Your support – whether it’s donating time or dollars – makes an array of enrichment activities possible for the children at our centers.

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Pay Tuition Online

You can pay monthly tuition online with a credit card using Single Sign-On. You will also need the invoice number and payment amount, shown on your monthly invoice. If you do not have your invoice, call our office at (858) 246-0900.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

“We believe that true excellence is achieved through productive relationships among people of diverse perspectives, as defined by UC San Diego’s Principles of Community.“ Learn more about UC San Diego Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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