Early Childhood Education (ECE)
The Murrieta Valley Unified School District’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program provides age-appropriate activities and a nurturing environment that promotes the development of positive self-esteem, cognitive development and social interaction for the children in the ECE program.
Each ECE classroom is led by an Early Childhood Educator that is Permitted through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). All classrooms also have either a Child Development Teacher Assistant (permitted through the CTC) or Child Care Workers (with a least 6 units in early childhood education) assisting in the classroom. These credentials authorize service in the care, development and instruction of a child development program. All early childhood education classrooms are licensed through the Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing and follow Title 22 regulations.
The Murrieta Valley Unified School District’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program has several enrollment options to meet the economic needs of our families. Families enrolling in a subsidized program may live or work in Southwest Riverside County and must meet current income guidelines to be eligible for admission. The Early Childhood Education Parent Pay program is open to any family living or working in Southwest Riverside County.
Student Enrichment Extended Day (SEED)
Family Services Student Enrichment Extended Day (SEED) program was established in 1982 to meet the need for before and after school child care for students who are enrolled in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. The SEED program is currently offered at each of the district's elementary schools.
The SEED program provides hands-on learning experiences based on student interests as well as what the students are learning during their regular school day. Activities are designed to encourage social interactions, spark curiosity, and inspire questions that lead to exploration.SEED environments are designed to facilitate inclusive, collaborative and engaging working environments that promote the development of positive self-esteem and social interactions for TK/K through 5th grade students.
Each SEED site is led by a SEED III staff member that has a minimum of 15 early childhood education units including 3 in Administration. Each SEED site is also supported by SEED Workers (with at least 6 units in early childhood education).
SEED classrooms are arranged according to the School Age Care Environmental Rating Scale (SACERS) which is designed to ensure the most effective environments for before and after school programs.