Child care

USC partners with K-Step Montessori (UPC) and Bright Horizons (HSC) to offer high quality, accredited child care programs that serve children from 6 weeks to 5 years. You and your family are invited to contact an individual center to arrange a tour:

UPC Child Development Center at USC
2716 Severance Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90089-7760
Ph: (213) 743-2446
Joy Cyprian, Director

HSC Child Development Center at USC
1435 Playground Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90033
Ph: (323) 442-3333
Aileen Valino Camcam, Director

The following resources may also be helpful when looking for child care. All listings below 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
  • 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):

Additional HSC-area daycare options (suggested by HSC-area parents):