Lorraine Boyce Center Celebrates Heritage!

Every year in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo Lorraine Boyce Center’s preschool classrooms put together a cultural dance for the children to learn and engage with. The children dress up in traditional cultural attire for the presentation. Families always love to see their children exploring their culture in an intentional way. It is always so moving to see how touched and emotional this performance is for the families. The children also have a strong sense of pride to perform for members of the community.




ECCDC Hires a new Executive Director!


Escondido Community Child Development Center

 Investing in our Community… One Family at a Time


Escondido Community Child Development Center (ECCDC) is proud to announce the appointment of Klara Pakozdi as Executive Director. ECCDC provides a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective child-development program which include a full range of education, supervision, health, and social services designed to assist children and their families to maximize their full learning potential.

Klara Pakozdi: “I feel privileged to be selected for the Executive Director position with the Escondido Community Child Development Center. I am a long time San Diego North County resident, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to give back to my community. I bring many years of experience in administering State and Federally funded child development programs. My goal is to build on the excellent services the program has provided for many years and continue the tradition to support the healthy growth and development of young children in our community. I am also looking forward to working together with the Board of Directors, staff, children, and families and to collaborate with the program’s community partners and supporters.”

Ceci Lusky: “On behalf of the ECCDC Board of Directors, we are pleased to welcome Klara Pakozdi as our new Executive Director. Klara comes to us with an educational background in Early Childhood Education and many years of experience as a leader in Child Development programs.  We are excited for Klara to continue ECCDC’s legacy of providing high-quality services for children and families in Escondido. We look forward to introducing Klara to our community as we continue our Mission “Investing in our Community… One Family at a Time.”

To contact Klara Pakozdi, please call our Escondido central office at 760-839-9361 or email her at KPakozdi@eccdc.com


The ECCDC Annual Fall Festival will be held October 30 at the Boyce and Clothier Sites for students attending in classroom instruction.  Due to current pandemic regulations for social distancing, the Festival will be a scaled down version from past years.  Each classroom will host their own festival within their classroom.  For more information please contact your child’s teacher.

The County of San Diego has issued  a Guidance for Celebrating Halloween.  Please click on the link below for a full version of the guidance.

County of San Diego Halloween Guidance During COVID-19


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 10th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks event has been cancelled.  The event, scheduled for October 10th,  is a very hands on experience for families and due to current COVID conditions it is necessary to cancel the event.  Tots ‘N Trucks  will return in October 2021.


Due to the recent direction from the State of California and the CDC, the 7th Annual ECCDC Golf Classic has been CANCELLED for July 24, 2020 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos.  The new date for the next Golf Classic is April 16, 2021.  Please plan on joining us for some great outdoor fun and entertainment.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Developmental Specialist Program, which focuses on the development of the child in cognitive, motor, adaptive, communications and social/emotional skills.  These are valuable services in the early development of children and your support of this tournament will help to keep this program going.

If you would like to play or sponsor, please contact Jim Wiese at 760-839-9361 extension 106 or via email at jwiese@eccdc.com