Child care

USC partners with Children’s Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) to offer high quality, accredited child care programs that serve children from 6 weeks to 5 years, with locations at both UPC and HSC.

New parents may also want to connect with the USC Moms’s Group – see the Gateway section on “New baby or adoption?” for information.

The following resources may also be helpful when looking for child care. Listings are informational only; no endorsement implied.

  • ChildCareAware provides referrals to local child care providers, information on state licensing requirements and information on availability of child care subsidies
  • Connection for Children provides child care referrals to licensed preschools and/or home-based child care centers in West Los Angeles
  • Crystal Stairs refers parents to licensed preschools and/or home-based child care centers in South Los Angeles
  • Pathways refers parents to licensed preschools and/or home-based child care centers in West Hollywood and Echo Park
  • Los Angeles County child care resources
  • Sittercity is a commercial enterprise that has a database for babysitters, nannies and pet sitters, serving the entire L.A. area and most of Southern California (Sittercity does not screen sitters, but for a fee they will do a background check)
  • Trustline is a database of nannies and babysitters that have cleared criminal background checks in California… it is a screening program of in-home caregivers in the state with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice and the FBI.

USC’s Center for Work and Family Life also has a webpage of comprehensive family and dependent care resources.

Additional downtown-area daycare options (from the parenting group Brief Case and Diaper Bag):