Students with Children

Family Support 

The Women's Resource Center  creates a family-friendly environment for students, faculty, and staff who have children. We offer leadership and employment opportunities, host family friendly events,  and offer one-on-one support for all of our parenting scholars. Families can discuss experiences, learn from one another, share resources and grow as scholars in a community of like-minded students. 


From childcare, to housing, to transportation, to legal services — nurture the development of your family with these campus programs and accommodations.

Child Care

  • UCR Early Childhood Services

    UCR Early Childhood Services
    333 Watkins Dr.
    Riverside, CA 92507 
    CDC South: (951) 827-3854
    CDC North: (951) 827-7454

    UCR’s Early Childhood Services (ECS) provides a warm and welcoming environment for children between the ages of two months and five years. Here, your child will exercise their mind and body with books, puzzles, computers, art and outdoor play. It's “learning fun” wrapped up in cognitive, social and emotional growth and development.

    All ECS lessons are carefully designed to meet the goals, expectations and policies of the following organizations: 
    California Department of Education-Child Development Division
    National Academy of Early Childhood Programs

    Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Vegetarian selections are also available. Priority enrollment is given to the children of UCR students, staff and faculty.

    Community child care options are also available.

  • Lactation Rooms

    Lactation Rooms

    UCR offers on-campus locations for breast-feeding mothers:

    • Sproul Hall 2113
    • Pierce Hall 2214B
    • Skye Hall 338
    • Human Resources, University Village, No. 208, Room A

    Additional restricted-access locations are available to faculty, staff and students assigned to work in the following locations:

    • Center to Environmental Research & Technology
    • Child Development Center North
    • UCOP IntelliCenter

    These rooms are private, comfortable and equipped with a refrigerator, plush seating and sanitary provisions. To get a room key, you need to complete the Lactation Accommodation Program Room Usage and Program Participation Agreement Form. Please submit your form to the Human Resources office:

    Human Resources
    1201 University Ave., No. 208
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 827-1434

  • Student Recreation Center

    The SRC proudly offers drop-in childcare so that students can better their health and wellness. 

    Participation is limited to a maximum of 2 hours/day.

    Space is limited to 4 children at any given time. 

    Snacks are not provided nor are they permitted in the SRC.

    We offer a safe, educational and nurturing environment, where we supervise educational games, assist with homework, and conduct arts and craft sessions.

    As the parent or guardian, you must remain in the SRC while your child is enrolled in SRC Child Care. Should a situation or emergency arise, the staff will alert the parent immediately.

  • Camp Highlander

    Offered through the student recreation center, Camp Highlander offers extensive selections of both outdoor and indoor activities as well as sports. We provide a broad academic focus combining fun and engaging activities with elements including physics, mathematics and botany. These highly captivating camps and activities share a common philosophy of encouraging good choices and fostering a healthy lifestyle among kids. Furthermore, the programs promote diversity and a love for the outdoors. The important developmental skills that are taught include teamwork, leadership, adaptability, flexibility, conflict resolution, brainstorming, attention-span, resilience and confidence, to name just a few. These soft skills are taught through climbing, swimming, hiking, camp games, team play, dance, karate and so much more.

    Dates for these programs vary, please see their website for latest information

Health & Wellness

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    Veitch Student Center, North Wing
    (951) 827-5531
    24/7: (951) UCR-TALK (827-8255)

    CAPS provides free, confidential psychological services to all registered UCR students. Individual, couple and group counseling sessions are available for students to work on a variety of issues, such as adjustment, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use and abuse, identity development, stress management, and family concerns. Stress management programs include Biofeedback and StressBusters Peer Educators.

  • Student Affairs Case Management (SACM)

    Student Affairs Case Management
    125 Costo Hall
    (951) 827-5000

    Case Managers provide support through referrals, linkage, advocacy, problem solving, community resources, support in managing the demands of a UCR student, managing relationships and family demands, meeting academic goals, basic student needs (including housing, food and health care), and making the most of one’s mental and emotional health.

  • Student Health Services (SHS)

    Student Health Services
    Veitch Student Center
    (951) 827-3031

    Student Health Services provides affordable, convenient, confidential, high-quality medical care to UCR students. Services include a primary care clinic, in-house medical lab, pharmacy and X-ray services. Specialty clinics include women’s health, travel, dental and psychiatric services. The Student Health Center’s Preventative Care Clinic promotes healthy lifestyles through on-campus activities and one-on-one consultations to help you stay well.

  • Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)

    Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)
    125 Costo Hall
    (951) 827-3861

    SDRC works to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational programs and can fully participant in all aspects of campus life.

  • The Well

    The Well
    HUB 248
    (951) 827-9355

    Home to all things health and wellness, The WELL promotes health and wellness for UCR undergraduate and graduate students, and works to support student success, both in and out of the classroom.

  • R'Pantry

    Basic Needs: (951) 827-3663

    UCR and the local community have a number of emergency food assistance resources and programs to help put food on your table, including R'Pantry, which is managed by Basic Needs and provides emergency non-perishable food, personal hygiene, household care and child care items for students in need. Hours of operation vary per quarter. Services available by appointment only.

  • Grad Student R'Pantry

    Grad Student R'Pantry

    Basic Needs: (951) 827-3663

    UCR and the local community have a number of emergency food assistance resources and programs to help put food on your table, including R'Pantry, which is managed by Basic Needs and provides emergency non-perishable food, personal hygiene, household care and child care items for students in need. Hours of operation vary per quarter. Services available by appointment only.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    24/7: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
    TTY (24/7): (800) 799-4889

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

  • Utility Assistance

    Utility Assistance
    County of Riverside Community Action Partnership

    2038 Iowa Ave., Ste. B-102
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (851) 955-4900 or (800) 511-1110
    TTY: (951) 955-5126

    If you can't make your utility payment, CAP can help with two one-time assistance programs. Eligibility is determined by household income, priority points and energy burden.

    • Sharing Households Assist Riverside’s Energy (SHARE) – SHARE pays one bill per year for qualified Riverside Public Utility customers.
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – This federally funded program pays for the gas, electric, wood, oil or propane usage for qualifying residents.

Campus Partners

  • Chicano Student Programs

    Student Parent Coordinator: Jasmine Arcos

  • Financial Aid

    Financial Aid 
    Student Services Building
    Highlander One Stop Shop (HOSS)
    (951) 827-3878

    Financial Aid provides scholarships, grants, student expense loans, emergency loan programs and work-study opportunities.

  • International Students and Scholars Office

    International Students and Scholars Office
    Skye Hall 321
    (951) 827-4113

    The International Students and Scholars Office helps international students navigate the visa process, adjust to American culture, practice safety measures and build meaningful relationships. The office also offers leadership and mentoring opportunities through its International Peer Advisor (IPA) and Global Connections Partner Programs.

  • Legal Clinic

Community Commuter Services

  • Bus

    RTA Offices
    1825 Third St.
    P.O. Box 59968
    Riverside, CA 92517
    (951) 565-5002
    TTY: (800) 800-7825 TTY
    California Relay: (800) 735-2929

    Ride for free with U-Pass and Go-Pass. When you board any RTA bus, simply swipe your R’Card in the fare box and get unlimited travel to work, school, the mall or even the beach.

  • Rideshare

    Zimride is a private rideshare network linking would-be passengers with would-be drivers. Destinations include the UC Riverside campus as well as community events.

  • Train

    (800) 371-LINK (5465)
    Speech- and hearing-impaired customers:
    (800) 698-4TDD (4833)

    Metrolink provides reliable transportation on five regional lines:

    • Riverside – From the downtown Riverside Station, RTA provides CommuterLink Express service to the UCR campus.
    • San Bernardino
    • Orange County
    • Ventura County
    • Antelope Valley

Thanks to R'Kids, UCR Has: 

  • Changing tables installed in most restrooms
  • High chairs are available for children at on-campus dining facilities
  • Childcare at the Student Recreation Center
  • An EBT machine available in the HUB Scotty's convenience store
R'Kids is Under the Direction of WRC
Costo Hall


Contact R'Kids

Office: 260 Costo Hall (WRC)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (951) 827-3337
Program Coordinator & R'kids Advisor : Yvonne Marquez 
Student Parent Assistant:  Anamaria Martinez