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Support Us

From Birch Aquarium field trips to raising butterflies in the classroom, we provide an incredible array of enrichment activities for the children at our centers. Your ongoing support – whether it’s donating time or donating dollars – makes these activities possible.

Make a Gift

Help support activities and programs that ensure the highest quality care and education for your child. Make a gift of any size to the UC San Diego Day Care Center Fund (RM525).


You can also donate to these related funds:

Give Your Time

Join the Family Association

The Family Association 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. For more information, email

Volunteer in the Classroom

Check with the Lead Teacher of your child’s classroom to see how you can help.

eScrip Contributions

eScrip is a proven fundraising resource where participating merchants contribute a percentage of your grocery club cards and credit/debit card purchases to the school, group or organization of your choice. Many merchant sponsors will donate 2 to 8 percent of your purchases to the Early Care and Education Parent Advisory Board fund. Your participation costs you nothing but means valuable funds for our center.

How it Works

  • You register any one or all of your existing grocery club, debit and credit cards.
  • Participating merchants will make contributions to your chosen group, based on purchases you make using your registered cards.
  • Your purchases are tracked and available to you online so you can see how much you are earning on your child's behalf.

How to Register

Join the families who put their purchasing power to work for their children’s care and education. Visit and register online. It only takes a few minutes. Our School ID is 152174445 (or search for ECEC).

Target REDcard

Register your Target REDcard and Target will donate 1 percent of all your REDcard purchases made at Target and When you enroll, select UCSD Early Childhood Education Center as one of the schools you would like to sponsor. We are listed as:

UCSD Early Childhood Ed Ctr
9224 Regents Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037-0962
School ID: 114216

United Way/CHAD

Follow the instructions to complete the United Way/CHAD online pledge. Paper pledge forms are available from department coordinators.


For more information, call (858) 246-0900, weekdays, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.