History

UCSF Child Care Centers

1978
Marilyn Reed Lucia Child Care Study Center opens at UCSF Parnassus

1996
Child Care Center at Mission Center building opens; closes in 2001

1999
University Child Care Center at Laurel Heights opens, managed by Marin Day Schools

2001
The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Child Care is formed. The Committee’s charge is to ensure that an assessment of campus child care needs is accomplished, to identify annual goals for meeting child care standards as well as recommend actions necessary to meet these goals, to monitor campus progress in meeting these goals, and to prepare an annual report detailing campus progress toward meeting goals and actions.

2002
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Child Care conducts a campus-wide survey of child care needs

2006
University Child Care Center at Mission Bay opens, managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions

2007
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Child Care conducts a second campus-wide survey of child care needs

2008
UCSF Strategic plan identifies child care as a strategic goal.

2010
The Kirkham Child Development Center opens on the Parnassus Heights campus. Later, in 2013, the site comes under the management of Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

2011
Following renovations, the Marilyn Reed Lucia Child Care Study Center on the Parnassus Heights campus re-opens, under Bright Horizons Family Solutions management, to serve infants and toddlers. The center is established to have an enrollment relationship with Kirkham Child Development Center, Parnassus Heights’ pre-school age program.

UCSF Family Services is formed to serve broader family support needs at UCSF through child care referrals, family support information, new programs such as back-up care, parent education, parent social networks and the myfamily.ucsf.edu web portal.

2012
The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Child Care (CACCC) conducts third campus-wide survey on Family Needs.

2013
The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Child Care (CACCC) adopts the name UCSF Committee on Family Services. Its objective is to advance UCSF’s mission by advocating for a family-supportive environment for its interdisciplinary, diverse community to thrive.

2014
UCSF’s 2014 Long Range Development Plan and states UCSF’s goal is to supply child care capacity for 2% of the employee and student population excluding unpaid faculty, patients and visitors. Child care slots are projected to be provided in a combination of on-campus child care facility slots and off-campus child care solutions.

2015
Financial and Administrative Services departments (Campus Life Services, Real Estate, Capital Projects) collaborate to seeks and reviews options to increase the number of UCSF-sponsored child care slots to meet the 2% of the campus population goal.

2018
University Child Care Center at Mission Bay relocates to a newly constructed campus building. At 24,000 square feet and with 272 child care spots, this facility is San Francisco’s largest child care center.

2019
Following the sale of the Laurel Heights campus and in advance of the campus’ eventual closure, University Child Care Center at Laurel Heights moves to a new facility atop the City Center Shopping Complex at 2675 Geary Blvd. This expanded center offers 170 child care spaces.