What makes IUCC Early Childhood Center stand out?
We’re flexible with multiple schedules offered to meet parents’ needs. Experienced teachers provide a hands-on curriculum, and we’re engaging with a low-student-teacher ratio. Appropriate programs available for ages 18 months to 6 years old. Download a flyer here.
The full-time program runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. A half-day program is available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There are 2-, 3- and 5-day programs. We provide breakfast, hot lunch and snacks. Potty training is also available.
We’re all about safety. We limit enrollment, wear face masks, clean frequently and screen daily for admission.
And we’re affordable, with tution 10 percent lower than local child care centers.
Contact the Director Irma Rosales for more information at (949) 733-0228 to learn about signing up your child today!
Address: 4915 Altooon Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
At the IUCC Early Childhood Center, young children grow in confidence, intellect, and character in a small, loving, and educational environment.
We offer a well-balanced, developmental program designed to meet each child’s individual needs. We emphasize hands-on experiences.
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IUCC Early Childhood Center
IUCC ECC emphasizes social-emotional development and school readiness for children ages 2-6 in a safe environment. Lunches and snacks provided daily for full-time and part-time options. Located in Irvine's Woodbridge Village.
The ECC offers a hot breakfast and hot lunch, which the ECC cook prepares with fresh ingredients in our on-site kitchen.
Our curriculum is designed to meet young children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, and to prepare them to succeed in kindergarten. Children receive a strong foundation in social skills, cooperation, and conflict management.
Our preschool is centrally located in Irvine, on Alton Parkway, with convenient access from the 405.
The ECC reflects and promotes the open, affirming, and inclusive values of the Irvine United Congregational Church. Like IUCC, we teach children to challenge discrimination, prejudice, and stereotypes as they grow to respect and understand others. The ECC intentionally incorporates a culturally diverse, anti-bias philosophy in our classroom materials and curriculum activities and is non-discriminatory in admissions. ECC staff members are trained to be sensitive to differences in abilities, ethnicities, nationalities, languages, and family constellations as they interact with adults and children in our program.
Although we are directly associated with IUCC, a congregation of the United Church of Christ, the ECC affirms the values common to all religions, faiths, and people of good will, such as compassion, generosity, forgiveness, and peace. Because we respect diversity, when children ask questions regarding opinions on personal or religious beliefs, we will refer them to their parents.
Children grow healthy and strong in body, mind, and spirit in environments that support their needs and teach them to respect the diversity of humankind and to care for the Earth.
The ECC is dedicated to the well-being of children and families in the Irvine community. We demonstrate this dedication by providing the highest quality preschool experience for children, which we achieve through a caring, cooperative workplace in which human dignity is respected, professional satisfaction and creativity are promoted, positive relationships are modeled, and quality improvement is intentional and continuous.
Because of our association with Irvine United Congregational Church and the United Church of Christ, we value the religious traditions and faith journeys of all people. Our preschool is based on spiritual values common to all faith traditions, such as kindness, generosity, empathy, and respect for differences. All families and their children are welcome. We also emphasize good stewardship of the natural environment and gratitude for the blessings all around us.
How we stayed safe
The following images and video were created when the preschool first reopened in July 2020.
Earlier information about COVID and the ECC
Parents were reassured with a letter about the preschool’s efforts to guard the safety of children at all times. You can read the letter here: https://www.iucc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ECC-parent-letter-3-5-2020.pdf