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Program Information


UCLA Early Care and Education supports the recruitment and retention of UCLA faculty, staff, and students by providing families with center-based care and by providing child development information and child care resources. Faculty and staff applicants must be employed by UCLA. Faculty and staff applicants employed less than 50% time will remain in the Applicant Pool until those appointed 100% time have been served. Student applicants must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs.

UCLA Early Care and Education services are available to members of the community at large. UCLA faculty and staff grandparents, emeriti, other faculty retirees, former staff, alumni, volunteers and UCLA Extension students are eligible for enrollment in all age groups at the ECE University Village Center and at the ECE Krieger Center in older preschool classrooms only.

How to Apply

Join the ECE Affiliated Applicant Pool by completing either the Faculty-Staff Applicant Pool Form or Student Applicant Pool Form. To join the Non-Affiliated Applicant Pool complete the Community Applicant Pool Form and submit with an $85 non-refundable processing fee. Note: The $85 processing fee is waived for student families. A confirmation will be available upon completion of the online application.

UCLA Student Families

New students must send a copy of their UCLA acceptance letter as proof of affiliation. The $85 application fee is waived for currently-enrolled student families. Fee assistance may be available. For more information, refer to Applicant Pool Form, Fee Assistance. Please check the Fee Assistance box at the bottom of the Affiliated Applicant Pool Form to indicate need. 

State Law

No person in the State of California shall be subject to discrimination, or any other form of illegal bias, including harassment. No person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any local agency's program of activity on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability in any program or activity conducted by an "educational institution" or any other "local agency," which is funded directly by, or that receives benefits from any state financial assistance.

Note: Enrollment information and admission policies are subject to change without notice.

Termination of Enrollment 

Effective June 1, 2021, 45 calendar days’ notice is required for all termination dates.

Parents are responsible for all fees through the end of the 45-day period. Official Notices of Termination are available online.

If, in the opinion of the director, the program is unable to meet the needs of your family, we reserve the right to terminate services.