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Schools & Childcare


Created in collaboration by the UCLA Alumni Association and UCLA Early Care and Education (ECE), this spreadsheet contains a selected list of local schools and preschool/childcare options. It includes contact information and details about each institution. UCLA does not specifically endorse any of the non-UCLA institutions listed.

Elementary/MIddle/High Schools

UCLA K-12 Outreach provides the basic information on on-campus programs and resources for K-12 students, parents, and educators.

Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the UCLA Lab School (Corinne A. Seeds Campus) is an innovative school for children and a laboratory for teachers and researchers. The practices developed and refined here have an impact on K-12 education around the world.

Together In Education In Neighborhood Schools (TIE-INS) is a collaboration between UCLA and some local schools (Nora Sterry Elementary School, Brockton Avenue Elementary School,Emerson Middle School, and University High School) that enables children of UCLA employees who live outside the attendance area to go to these four public schools, which are near the UCLA campus. In exchange, UCLA—with guidance from the schools’ leaders—provides assistance and enrichment in support of high achievement for all students in these schools.

Los Angeles Unified School District: District mapSelect a specific school
Beverly Hills Unified School District
Santa Monica / Malibu Unified School District
Culver City Unified School District

@LA, a directory of links to other websites, can be easily searched for local private schools:  @LA search for private schools Los Angeles Area schools offers updated lists of private schools in Los Angeles area with search options.

Preschools and Childcare

UCLA Early Care and Education offers full-time, year-round childcare to UCLA students, staff and faculty in three nationally recognized and accredited child care centers. The ECE Resource and Information Program also provides assistance in locating community-based childcare.

Operated by the Psychology Department at UCLA, Megan E. Daly Infant Development Program offers high- quality group care for infants and toddlers of the students, staff, and faculty in the Department of Psychology and other departments on campus, and serves as a teaching and research facility for the Department of Psychology and UCLA community.

A UCLA partnership with Bright Horizons, UCLA Westwood Child Care Center is a childcare center for infant to pre-K located in Westwood Village.

The University Parents Nursery School is a cooperative preschool that cares for the children (aged 2-5) of the general public and UCLA students, staff and faculty.

The UCLA Early Intervention Program is a center-based early intervention program providing educational, diagnostic and therapeutic services to infants and toddlers with a wide range of developmental risks and disabilities. The program was established in 1952 and is part of the Developmental Studies Program in the Department of Pediatrics, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Unaffiliated with UCLA, Connections for Children is a nonprofit childcare resource and referral agency for parents and providers in West Los Angeles and the South Bay.

Unaffiliated with UCLA, Au Pair in America/Los Angeles Area is a provider for intercultural live-in child care in the U.S.

A UC-affiliated resource for eligible employees at all UC locations, Bright Horizons Care Advantage (Sittercity/Years Ahead) provides lists of babysitters, nannies, elder-care providers, dog walkers and pet sitters, and tutors and housekeepers. UC offers this benefit to help current UC faculty and staff members find caregivers especially on short notice so that they can get to the office or classroom with minimal disruption. The cost of membership is paid by the University. Employees pay only for the services of the caregivers they select. Postdoctoral Scholars, who are also eligible, can register through the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan.


California's Department of Education offers results (current and previous years) from the California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program for counties, districts, and statewide. Also available are the current Academic Performance Index (API) scores for individual schools. The API was created in response to California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 and measures the academic performance and growth of schools. In addition, information is available on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.