Special Events

Events for Children and their Families

For current events, click on event title for an event flyer, coupon or a link to additional information.


Back To School Nights

A new school year begins. Learn more about your child’s classroom, meet other families in your classroom, learn how you can support your child’s growth and development.

PJ Day

The Center celebrates by dressing in our favorite pajamas for the day.

Aztec Football Experience

Each fall, show your Aztec spirit and have a chance to see the players up close down on the field.

Eat Out Fundraiser

Throughout the fall, eat out and raise funds for the Children’s Center.

Kindergarten Forum

An informational evening is presented at the Children’s Center for families who want to know more about the transition to kindergarten for their children.


Movie Day

Join us for a screening of a family-friendly movie at the Union Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Watch for upcoming showing.

Open House

The center holds an Open House each spring with activities for everyone in each classroom.

National Read Across America Day

A day to bring awareness to the importance of early literacy and celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the honorary chair of this national event.

Eat Out Fundraiser 

Throughout the spring, eat out and raise funds for the Children’s Center. 

A is for Art Sneak Peek at the Open House

Get a peek at the A is for Art paintings created by the children this year. Check out our "A is for Art" page for event details.

A is for Art Exhibition

Each spring, families, staff and the entire San Diego Community, adults and children 10 and over, are invited to join us at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park for an evening of art and a live auction with funds benefiting the SDSU Children’s Center. Check out our "A is for Art" page for event details.

End of the Year Celebrations

At the end of the academic year, each cottage has a celebration for the children and their families.


rad KIDS

Personal safety course for your child, presented in an upbeat and friendly manner. Offered each summer to children preparing to enter kindergarten. Check with your child’s teacher for upcoming dates.

Learn-to-Swim Lessons

Lessons available for children 6 months and up at the Aztec Aquaplex.



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