Child Care at UC Davis

There are five child care centers on the UC Davis campus. The Early childhood lab school is associated with the Department of Human and Community Development. The Law School operates a co-op for law students. The Hutchison, LaRue Park and Russell Park centers are operated by third party vendors located on campus.

  • Early Childhood Lab School at the Center for Child & Family StudiesThe Center for Child & Family Studies is a teaching, research and demonstration laboratory within the Department of Human Ecology. It enrolls children ages six month through five years in part-time (12 hours per week) active learning programs. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
    • Contact: 244 1st Street | 530-752-2888 | Janet Thompson, Director
       
  • Hutchison Child Development CenterOperated by Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
    • Contact: 1055 Extension Center Drive | 530-752-7676 | Danielle Cinder, Director
       
  • LaRue Park Child Development Center: Operated by Campus Child Care Inc. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
    • Contact: 50 Atrium Way | 530-753-8716 | Shelby Faria, Director
       
  • Russell Park Child Development Center: Operated by Campus Child Care Inc. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
    • Contact: 400 Russell Park | 530-753-2487 | Tanya Chordas, Director
       
  • Perfect Tender Infant CareKing Law School Cooperative
    • Contact: 530-752-4955 | nursery@law.ucdavis.edu

Child Care Located in the Community


Facilities

There are a variety of child care settings from which to choose, depending upon your needs. You are best qualified to judge which setting will be most appropriate for your family. These include child care centers, nursery schools, cooperatives, playgroups and recreation programs licensed by the state to serve infants through school-age children.

Part-time and full time preschools and daycare centers:


Family Child Care Homes


This option offers care for small groups of children, infants to 12 years old, in the provider's private residence. Anyone who provides paid care in their home for the children of more than one family at a time is required by state law to have a family child care license, and is considered self-employed. Rates, schedules and calendars vary by home. 


After School Care


Child Care within Your Home


This is care provided by babysitters, nannies and au pairs, who are considered domestic employees exempt from licensing. Background checks for criminal convictions and child abuse are available through Trustline Registry.

Advertisements for sitters may be posted at the following locations:

  • UC Davis Handshake (formerly Aggie Job Link)
    Internship and Career Center
    South Hall | 530-752-2855 | Post a job as an "employer" to find a UC Student Child Care Provider
  • Orchard Park Apartments
    Community Bulletin Boards
    Bldgs. 23 & 25 | 530-752-3959
  • Solano Park Apartments
    Community Bulletin Board
    Building 27 | 530-752-3958

Additional Resources

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