Happy KidsThe UC Irvine Child Development School integrates academic, social and behavioral learning, offering a comprehensive approach to building the skills that prepare a child for the world. The school attracts leading educators to teach to Common Core State Standards—dedicated, credentialed professionals who are excited to be part of a program they know changes lives.

Behavioral health support plans mesh seamlessly with academic instruction. In the classroom, each teacher partners with a licensed therapist and specially trained behavioral specialists. And, there is dedicated time for daily group social skills training.

Parents attend school too, participating in weekly group sessions that prepare them to use the same behavioral interventions at home that their children experience in the classroom. Families also engage in setting specific goals that give each child a way to chart his or her individual progress and experience success.

Our drive to find new and better ways to help your child reach his or her social, emotional and academic potential makes our program the source of many national best practices in the education and treatment of children with behavior disorders and a place for families to change what it means to live with ADHD and other related challenges.

The UC Irvine Child Development School serves children in grades 1 through 8 and their families. In order to best serve our children, class sizes are kept small with no more than 15 children in the Elementary grades and no more than 18 in the Middle School grades.