Tonya Kubo, UC Merced
July 12, 2019
A decade ago, the UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center opened its doors with a small number of students and a really big vision.
Today, 300 children have come through the doors of the accredited center. The ECEC is a model for continuity of care and how children can thrive in a curriculum based on their interests with play, movement and nature intertwined.
That curriculum was on full display recently at the center’s 10th anniversary celebration.
Chemistry Professor Ryan Baxter, assisted by son Isaac, performed theatrical science experiments to the delight of