Child Care Resources for UCLA Faculty, Staff, and Students

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UCLA-Affiliated Child Care Resources

Woodcraft Ranger-Groves at UCLA: A pod-based program to provide learning and enrichment support to your children. See the Groves flyer to learn more.

Bright Horizons at UCLA Westwood Child Care Center is so 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 Bright New Day and Care and Education 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. Current openings available for four (4) three-year-olds and two (2) four-year-olds. Call (310) 397-2735 for more information or visit the UPNS website. Please see the UPNS Program Guidelines Chart for reopening information.

In-Person and Virtual "Bubble" supports

Bruin Bubbles: Bruin families connect to each other for shared childcare, learning or mutually beneficial socio-emotional experiences (both virtual and in person). Resources for Bubbles: 5 Steps to Making Your Bruin Bubbles Connection Work and Bruin Bubbles Health and Safety Tip Sheet.

Blue Ribbon Educators can match your child with an expert teacher or educator, to provide either in-home education for a learning bubble of 3-8 students or online instruction.

Lexi's Babysitters: Working with families all over the greater LA area to establish quality pod services for both infants toddlers and school age children.

Varsity Tutors: Offers expert live instructions for students of all ages, both online or in-person. They combine highly-credentialed experts with an advanced technology platform dedicated to live personalized instruction.

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 leobaecktemple.org or email [email protected].
  • 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.

Enrichment

  • 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

Tools

  • 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 [email protected] or visit their website at https://uclascaapd.wixsite.com/uclascaapd.

Care in Your Home

Started by UCLA medical students, LA COVID-19 Volunteers are a dedicated group of college/graduate-student volunteers inspired by the strength and selflessness of those on the front lines of patient care during the COVID pandemic.

They are eager to support any healthcare workers and hospital employees in the LA area. Currently, they provide in-person childcare/babysitting, online tutoring, pet-sitting/dog walking, and errands services such as grocery shopping. For childcare services - please note that they are NOT certified childcare professionals, but all volunteers are fully vaccinated (including annual flu vaccine). Most of the volunteers are CPR/BLS certified, and we only place non-certified volunteers in the homes of individuals who expressly indicate they are okay with having these volunteers

Visit the LA COVID-19 Volunteers website, email them at [email protected] or see their LA COVID-19 Volunteers flyer for more information.

Student Support

The UCLA Career Center is able to connect current students with opportunities to support our faculty and staff during these extraordinary times. Postings through Handshake will direct students to the third-party sites: Sittercity for babysitting opportunities and Varsity Tutors for tutorial needs.