In the fall of 1970, a parent cooperative - the University Children's Center - began on West Campus and served approximately 60 families.
We are committed to striving for the highest standards in early care and education programs and, in so doing, supporting the children, families, and students of UCSB.
The center provides quality child care and education for a wide age range of children whose parents study, teach, or work at the University.
The program is committed to building a strong and caring community between children, teachers, parents, administrators and other involved members by fostering relationships that are supportive, respectful and nurturing.
ECCES is licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and has been accredited since 1990 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We support and encourage parental involvement in the program and activities at ECCES. Social gatherings are planned several times a year to provide families with an opportunity to become more familiar with each other and the Center.
The Parent Council is comprised of parents who volunteer to support the mission of Early Childhood Care & Education Services and serve as a resource and advisor to the Director and teaching staff.