ECCD was established in 1974 by former Escondido Mayor Lorraine Boyce and Palomar College Child Development program director, Ruth Clothier. ECCDC is a 501 (3)(c) non-profit Preschool serving children ages four months to kindergarten from low income families. Parents, who enroll their children, must be working, looking for work, or enrolled in school. ECCDC provides children with a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective child development program which includes a full range of education, supervision, health, and social services designed to assist children and their families to maximize their full potential. Children may be enrolled in a full-day and/or part-day programs. Early interventions include free annual on-site child developmental screenings and assessments, along with free therapeutic services for vision, hearing, dental health, physical growth & nutrition, speech, first and second language development and early childhood social-emotional competency. Each child is offered two main meals and two snacks per day through the California Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). ECCDC has two locations operating in Escondido with over 80 employees and 400 children and families served each year. Partial funding is provided through State and Federal Early Childhood Education programs and through public and private donations. For more information please visit: www.ECCDC.com
ECCDC has announced dates of their annual fundraising events. The 8th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks event will be October 13, 2018 at Kit Carson Park in Escondido. The event is free to the public and allows children of all ages a chance to climb and explore trucks and utility vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm.
The 6th Annual ECCDC Golf Classic will be held on April 26, 2019, at the Twins Oaks Golf Course. If you would like to sponsor or play in the event, please contact Patti Call at 760-535-5160 or Megan Siller at 760-839-9361.