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.

COVID-19 Updates (January 2021):
• The Marilyn Reed Lucia Child Care Study Center is currently closed due to COVID-19. We anticipate reopening the center by the fall of 2021 but this is dependent on multiple factors and is subject to change.
• Kirkham Child Development Center, Laurel Heights Child Development Center, and University Child Care at Mission Bay are operating at reduced capacity due to group size restrictions, which means that enrollment opportunities are limited. We are still accepting wait pool applications, but tours have been temporarily suspended as we no longer allow non-essential visitors into our centers. If a family receives an enrollment offer, a virtual visit will be offered.
• Learn more about resources available for the UCSF community at Family Services’ COVID-19 Resources: Child and Dependent Care page.

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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)