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MVC Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Center (ECE)

MVC's Early Childhood Education Center is OPEN and enrolling students ages 2 - 5.

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center at Moreno Valley College provides community childcare services as well as early childhood education training to student trainnees. The ECE Center's Children's Program is open to children ages two to five years and is available for community members including MVC students, faculty and staff.

We are committed to providing and fostering:

  • the best educational experience for young children
  • a supportive and rewarding experience for families
  • a safe environment that encourages good health and nutrition practices
  • a responsive and caring environment that meets each child's individual needs and interests
  • the intellectual, emotional, social, creative and physical development of the whole child
  • an environment that promotes positive social interactions
  • independence by developing decision making, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • the development of language and communication skills

Tuition Rates and ECE Information pdf  Associate and Certificate Programs

View ECE childcare information  View ECE evening childcare information


Hours of Operation

The ECE Center is open from 7 am to 5 pm. Children must arrive by 8:45 am. There are three child pickup times.

  • Pick-up times are at:
    • Noon to 12:30 pm
    • 2:30 to 3 pm
    • 4:30 to 5 pm

Because this is an educational program there is no "drop-in" service. Children are enrolled for specific days and times. Varied schedules may be available upon request.

  • Enrollment schedules:
    • Monday through Friday
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    • Tuesday and Thursday
    • Monday and Wednesday
    • Wednesday and Friday


Daytime Childcare Program

MVC's Early Childhood Education Center offers comprehensive and affordable childcare and early education services. Space is limited, so an application must be completed. See below for details.

How do I enroll my child in childcare?

To enroll in the Children's Program:

  • Contact the ECE to complete the enrollment application. This information will be put on the waiting list. When an enrollment opening is available, you will be called.
  • If you chose to enroll your child(ren), you will pay the $75.00 annual registration and receive an enrollment packet. Please bring your child's immunization record at that time.

What is the cost and when is tuition due?

Tuition will be due before the first day of attendance. Tuition is charged weekly and is due every other Monday.

Review our Tuition Rates for the most up-to-date information.

Tuition Rates pdf


Free Childcare through CCAMPIS

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program supports the participation of low-income parents by providing campus-based childcare services. CCAMPIS is available during the fall and spring terms and enables free childcare for enrolled students taking either daytime or evening classes.

Who is eligible for CCAMPIS?

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program is authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

In order to be eligible to apply for CCAMPIS funding you must:

  • Be Pell grant eligible (this is determined simply by filing a FAFSA with the MVC Financial Aid office prior to applying for childcare scholarship aid).
  • Be a student enrolled at least half-time (six units per semester) at MVC for the term during which subsidies are sought.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be the parent/legal guardian of a child/children aged 2 years to 5 years old. (Child birth certificates must be provided for verification).

Once a recipient, what are my obligations?

In order to be eligible to apply for CCAMPIS funding you must:

  • Attend a mandatory CCAMPIS parent orientation/workshop offered quarterly.
  • Maintain at least half-time enrollment (six units per semester).
  • Submit a class schedule to the child care center, and report any changes of schedule within 24 hours.
  • Bring enrolled child for 75% of their contracted childcare hours.
  • Provide evidence of having academic advising for each quarter for which a subsidy is received.
  • Attend at least 2 parent workshops with the MVC ECE Center/
  • Participate in a quarterly survey designed to evaluate the CCAMPIS project.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the MVC Financial Aid Office. This includes completing the requisite number of units for the student's enrollment status (half-time or full-time) and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.
  • Provide a written report to the CCAMPIS coordinator of any changes in the information provided on this application within 24 hours of the change.

Failure to adhere to the requirements outlined above could result in a forfeiture of grant funds and dismissal from the CCAMPIS Program.

How do I apply for CCAMPIS Childcare?

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying for the CCAMPIS grant, please go to the MVC ECE Center to inquire about enrolling your child. Upon successful enrollment at the MVC, pick up an eligibility application for CCAMPIS from MVC ECE Children's Center. Be sure to apply prior to the semester in which you wish to receive funding. Applications stand for on academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer).

Access the Application docx  Access the Participant Survey docx

CCAMPIS Enrollment Policy

Applications come out and are due each semester. You must be successfully enrolled at MVC before applying for the CCAMPIS grant. Priority registration will be as follows:

  • Returning families have first priority (whether they are CCAMPIS or not)
  • New applicants have second priority


Health and Safety Requirements and Forms

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Your child's health is of the utmost importance at the Early Childhood Education Center. The Center is closely following CDC, state and local guidelines and requirements with regards to instruction and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents must read and initial the agreements below before their child will be allowed back in the Center.


On September 1, 2016, Senate Bill 792 took effect. The SB 792 "prohibits a person being employed, or volunteering at a child care center, or a family daycare home if he or she is not immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles." Senate Bill 792 also defines "volunteer" as "any non-employee that provides care and supervision to children in care." These volunteers must provide proof of the required immunizations before he or she may enter the center.

Pre-admission Health Evaluation

Before admission, children are required to undergo a pre-admission health evaluation. The health evaluation must be conducted and filled out by a licensed physician. This will allow the Center to see to the unique needs of each student. By enrolling your child in MVC's Early Childhood Education Center, you agree to release those details to the Center. Health records and details are protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.


Contact Us

Phone number: (951) 571-6214
Email: Sandra Rivas
Location: Early Childhood Education Center, see map