Child Care Resources for UCLA Faculty, Staff, and Students

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UCLA-Affiliated Child Care Resources

Bright Horizons at UCLA Westwood Child Care Center is  excited to welcome families to the center! We look forward to providing reliable child care and early education programs you can feel great about, with enhanced health and safety protocols that keep children, staff, and families safe. Now enrolling with limited availability!  Learn More Today! Visit the Bright Horizons at UCLA Westwood website and see their Virtual Tour and Healthy and Safe Webinar flyers.

Infant Development Program (IDP): The Infant Development Program is a teaching and research facility for the Department that accommodates both cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation of infants, toddlers, their parents and caregivers. All spaces are currently filled. For more information please visit the IDP website.

University Parents Nursery School (UPNS): The University Parents Nursery School is a cooperative school that cares for the children (aged 2-5) of UCLA students, staff and faculty. As a cooperative school, UPNS is run by its members, who contribute to the smooth operation of the school. Call (310) 397-2735 for more information or visit the UPNS website. Please see the UPNS Program Guidelines Chart for reopening information.

Additional Child Care and Resources in the Community

Child Care Centers in the Community

  • Sittercity: An online meeting venue for families to connect with sitters in their areas. They enable families to easily identify a match by using their tools to request a babysitter, field applicants, and move forward with their interview process.
  • Leo Baeck Temple Early Childhood Center is a boutique early childhood program for families with children from birth through six years of age. For more information, visit or email
  • Maple Tree Academy is a RIE, Reggio and Soka inspired child care center serving children from the age of 3 months through 5.5 years. 
  • WeeCare: WeeCare is a network of daycare and child care programs in Los Angeles, CA and across the United States.

Child Care Referral Services

  • Carina Care: A referral registry that partners with working families to provide quality, licensed child care during and after the Covid-19 crisis. Local space availability is updated regularly to quickly assist families seeking providers.
  • Child Care Alliance Los Angeles (CCLA): CCALA is a partnership of ten Resource and Referral and Alternative Payment agencies in Los Angeles County that deliver services to thousands of families and child care providers.
  • Connections for Children: A child care resource and referral agency for West Los Angeles and South Bay
  • Call (888) 92-CHILD: A resource and referral agency for your zip code. Available in both Spanish and English.


  • Go Play Repeat: Connecting fitness participants to expert fitness providers in their geographic area.
  • LA Dance and Movement: LA Dance and Movement is located in Westwood and provides in person and virtual dance and movement support to families. They are available to lead and manage Bruin Bubbles located in Santa Monica, Mar Vista, West LA, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Encino, Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles.
  • Taking Care of Mamá: A free, weekly support group for Spanish speaking expectant and new mothers
  • UCLA Recreation Youth Programs: Find programs such as summer camps and swimming lessons to keep your child engaged,

Additional Resources


  • Maven Clinic Tool: Should I keep my children home or send them to child care? This decision-making tool is an interactive site designed to walk you through through the process.
  • SCAAPD is a pediatric dentistry club run by students from UCLA's School of Dentistry. SCAAPD is offering virtual oral hygiene instruction for children via Zoom which will cover hygiene basics such as brushing teeth, flossing and the effect of diet on oral health. You can sign your child up for a Zoom session by filling out their sign-up form. For more information please contact or visit their website at