UCLA Early Child Care and Education Centers

Tours of the centers are available by appointment; please call the center's office. All three of our centers have the same high quality of care, teaching philosophy, teacher/child ratio, curriculum, tuition rates, etc. They are all accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).

The Krieger Center

The Krieger Center is located at the north/west corner of campus. Faculty, staff and student families are enrolled at the Krieger Center. The Krieger Center is the largest center (approximately 160 children). The Krieger Center has a full kitchen and an on-site cook who provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack for the children. The Krieger Center has nine classrooms (four for younger and older infants and five for preschool).

Administration and Admissions

General Inquiries: Phone: (310) 825-5086 | Fax: (310) 825-4449 | ece@ece.ucla.edu

Director: Sue Ballentine
sballentine@ece.ucla.edu

Mailing Address

Box 951785
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1785

Campus Address

Early Care and Education
Mail Code: 178507

Fernald Center

Fernald Center is located in the north/central area of campus. This center enrolls an average of 85% faculty families and 15% staff families. There are no student families at the Fernald Center. Because the Fernald Center is our smallest center (average of 60 children), they do not have a kitchen. Fernald families are asked to bring in their children's lunches each day; breakfast and an afternoon snack are provided. The Fernald Center has four classrooms (two for younger and older infants, and two for preschool).

Interim Executive Director: Dr. Deborah S. Valentine
dvalentine@ece.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-2900 | Fax: (310) 267-0103

Mailing Address

320 Charles Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1462

Campus Address

Fernald Center, Room 128
Mail Code: 146206

The University Village Center

The University Village Center is about five miles south of campus on Sepulveda Blvd which is also the location of student housing. Student families eligible for tuition assistance from the State of California as well as University Village residents receive priority enrollment here. Faculty, staff and student families are enrolled at the University Village Center, although the majority are student families. Members of the community at large may enroll at this location only (space permitting). There are approximately 115 children at this center. The University Village Center has six classrooms (one for infants, one for toddlers and four for preschool).

Director: Nikki Zomorodi
nzomorodi@ece.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 915-5827 | Fax: (310) 915-9278

Mailing Address

3233 S. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034-4205