Child Care Centers

Child Care Centers

Learn more about UC San Francisco’s child care centers.

UCSF maintains four beautiful child care centers serving three campuses: Mission Bay, Laurel Heights and Parnassus. Since 2006, UCSF has partnered with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services, to operate and manage our child care centers. All of our centers are accredited or pursuing accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and strive to provide a welcoming, supportive community of caring to help infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers reach their milestones.

July 2020 Update: The Marilyn Reed Lucia Child Care Study Center and the Kirkham Child Development Center closed in mid-March at the start of San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. While the Kirkham Center has since reopened, the Marilyn Reed Lucia Center remains closed until further notice. Learn more about the current status of UCSF child care centers, as well as resources available for the UCSF community at Family Services: Updates on Child Care Closures and Alternative Care page.

COVID-19 Update:
While wait pool applications are still being accepted, there are a lot of unknowns this year regarding new enrollments to the UCSF child care centers due to the COVID-19 situation. Normally, April/May would be the time that our centers would be extending enrollment offers for the fall, but this year’s enrollment process is likely to look very different as we adapt to public health mandates, changing licensing requirements and health protocols. Tours have been temporarily suspended as we are limiting non-essential visitors to our child care centers. We encourage you to touch base with your first-choice center in August to inquire about enrollment for the 20/21 school year.

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University Child Care Center at Mission Bay (2 months-5 years)

Marilyn Reed Lucia Child Care Study Center at Parnassus (2-24 months)

Kirkham Child Development Center at Parnassus (24 months-5 years)

Laurel Heights Child Development Center (2 months-5 years)  (new location)