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Resources for Parents and Families

A variety of resources are available for parents and families.

Child Care Referrals

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:

Campus and Community Resources for Parents

Healthcare Information

Health Screening

ECE offers all families annual vision, hearing, and dental screenings. More information is available prior to the scheduled screening.


Subsidized Care/Tuition Assistance

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.

Tuition Assistance/CCAMPIS

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.

Documents and Forms

Parent Participation

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