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 Child Care Services University of California, Irvine


Welcome to UCI Child Care Services!

Child Care Services promotes participation of student, staff and faculty parents in the teaching, learning, and research missions of the University. The centers are designed to support, nurture and enhance all areas of children's development. All children are regarded as individuals of equal worth and value who come to the centers at their own developmental level and who bring with them a unique mixture of family background, life experience, learning style and idiosyncratic ways of being in the world.

The centers provide opportunities for children to begin developing:
  • a belief in themselves as capable people,
  • a sense of belonging and importance in the world,
  • the perception that their thoughts, choices, and actions affect the circumstances of their lives,
  • skills for handling their inner feelings, thoughts and emotions in ways that increase their enjoyment of life and contribute to their success,
  • interpersonal skills including listening, communicating, cooperating, negotiating, sharing and empathizing,
  • an understanding of cause and effect, responsibility, adaptability, and flexibility,
  • judgment skills.
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