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From child care, schools and housing to safety, food and utility assistance, the community has an endless array of programs and support to help your family thrive.


Child Care

  • Canyon Crest KinderCare

    Canyon Crest KinderCare 
    5445 Canyon Crest 
    Riverside, CA 92507 
    (951) 683-1626

    Canyon Crest KinderCare is a private daycare that offers a kindergarten-prep curriculum for children between the ages of six weeks and five years, as well as summer programs for preschool, pre-kindergarten and school-age children.

  • Cesar Chavez Community Center

    Cesar Chavez Community Center 
    2060 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507 
    (951) 826-5746

    Cesar Chavez Community Center hosts a variety of activities, courses, afterschool programs and summer camps to keep you and your child mentally, emotionally and physically fit.

  • Highgrove Head Start

    Highgrove Head Start 
    690 Center St.
    Riverside, CA 92507 
    (951) 788-7296

    Highgrove Head Start nurtures a safe, culturally diverse environment for hands-on learning.

  • Nati Fuentes Centro De Ninos

    Nati Fuentes Centro De Ninos 
    2010 Martin Luther King Blvd.
    Riverside, CA 92507 
    (951) 683-8935

    Nati Fuentes Centro De Ninos provides an enriched curriculum for children between six weeks and five years old. Campus child care options are also available.


The City of Riverside has a number of public schools within a 3-mile radius of UC Riverside.

  • Elementary Schools
    Elementary Schools

    Emerson Elementary School
    4660 Ottawa Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 788-7462

    Highland Elementary
    700 Highlander Dr.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 788-7292

  • Middle/Junior High Schools
    Middle/Junior High Schools

    Central Middle School
    4795 Magnolia Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92506
    (951) 788-7282

    University Heights Middle School
    1155 Massachusetts Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 788-7388

  • High School
    High School 

    John W. North High School
    1550 Third St.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 788-7311

Heath & Wellness

  • Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth & Families

    Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth & Families
    4164 Brockton Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92501 
    (951) 683-5193

    The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth & Families serves Riverside and San Bernardino County with the following programs:

    • Licensed child care
    • Sensory motor clinic
    • Mental health programs
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
    • Early intervention home program
    • Outreach program
    • Autism spectrum intervention
    • Parenting classes
  • County of Riverside Community Action Partnership

    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, Community Action Partnership (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.

     Additional CAP services:

    • Dispute resolution
    • Free tax preparation
    • Individual Development Accounts (IDA) – This savings incentive program matches funds up to $1,000.
    • Small grants for grassroots organizations
    • Youth programs
  • El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center

    El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center
    766 N. Waterman Ave.
    San Bernardino, CA 92410 
    (909) 884-3735

    El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center provides postpartum depression education within a support group setting. Discussion topics also include safe and affordable housing, health care and domestic violence.

  • Safe Families for Children

    Safe Families for Children
    555 Technology Ct., No. 300
    Riverside, CA 92507
    24/7 Hotline: (800) 550-CHILD (2445), ext. 1234

    Safe Families for Children works to prevent family abuse and neglect by providing resources and safe custodial alternatives.

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    County Administration Center
    4080 Lemon St.
    Riverside, CA 92501
    (951) 955-1000

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children up to five years old eat well, stay healthy and be active with the following resources:

    • Online healthy eating courses
    • Interactive group classes
    • Nutrition and health series
    • WIC food checks