Child Care Options: Davis Campus Location
- PDF How to Find Childcare Local UC Davis-focused resource
- Children's Home Society: Yolo County Resource and Referral Information. Customized search for all licensed Family Child Care Homes and Center options based on your needs.
- 800-KIDS-793 or 530-645-6265. This is the main resource designated by state licensing for finding openings at licensed small family home centers and large Child Development Centers.
- Assistance paying for child care: 530-645-6266
- Fluent in Spanish and English
- Special needs care referral service
- Less than 1 minute to get to live local person to help you and you will receive a customized list of providers with general, availability and contact information.
- The University of California provides Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports to help you find in-home care. This is a benefit to most staff (some represented groups opted out).
- Handshake through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center. Private employers looking for tutors, nannies, babysitters, etc. can create an account in Handshake and post directly on the website free of charge. Once you post a position, students can apply directly to the position. Instructions on setting up an account can be found at https://www.powtoon.com/c/cn8zrifrotP/1/m. In the posting process you have to post a website, feel free to post the WorkLife site as a placeholder.
Child Care Located on Campus
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 Studies: The 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).
- COVID ANNOUNCEMENT: The ECL is offering remote early learning programs starting September 28. Each small-group virtual learning opportunity will be facilitated by a child development specialist. Programs for toddlers, preschoolers and pre-K. LEARN MORE
- Contact: 244 1st Street | 530-752-2888 | Janet Thompson, Director
- Hutchison Child Development Center: Operated 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 Care: King Law School Cooperative
- Contact: 530-752-4955 | email@example.com
Child Care Located in the Community
Center Based Care
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.
- Davis Joint Unified School District Free Preschool Program
- California council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools Northern CA list
- Elementary school-based Child Development Centers cdicdc.org
- Children's Home Society: Resource and Referral: all licensed care
Part-time and full time preschools and daycare centers:
- Applegate Nursery School part-time preschool
- Davis Community Church Nursery School part-time cooperative toddler, preschool and pre-K programs
- Davis Parent Nursery School part-time cooperative preschool
- Gan Haverim Preschool full and part-time programs
- Kindergruppe Waldwichtel part-time programs for 3-7 years old
- Little Friends Montessori School full and part time preschool
- Merryhill Preschool infant, toddler and preschool programs
- Montessori County Day I and II infant, toddler and preschool programs
- Peregrine School full and part time preschool and K-6 programs
- Redbud Montessori School full and part-time cooperative preschool
- Tender Learning Care full and part-time preschool and afterschool programs
- University Covenant Nursery School (UCNS) part-time preschool
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. Lists are found at your state/county designated organization. Yolo County is: Children's Home Society: Resource and Referral Information and Subsidized Child Care Resource & Referral information: 800-552-0400 or 530-645-6265
After School Care
- Elementary School Located CDC's: Privately owned and operated for school-age children are available at each of the Davis Joint Unified School District elementary schools. Child Development Centers, Inc., offers on-site care before and after school hours, on holidays and during summer. Most elementary school-based Child Development Centers are open. cdicdc.org
- ACCESS (After school Community Collaborative Enrichment Student Services) Davis KIDS KLUB.
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.
- Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports: Available to UC employees free of charge. It is an online subscription matching system to child care providers and nannies as well as discounts and preferred enrollment for employees. Background checks part of service.
- International Au Pair Association listings
- Handshake through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center. Private employers looking for tutors, nannies, babysitters, etc. can create an account in Handshake and post directly on the website free of charge. Once you post a position, students can apply directly to the position. Instructions on setting up an account can be found at https://www.powtoon.com/c/cn8zrifrotP/1/m.
Advertisements for sitters may be posted at the following locations:
- Orchard Park Apartments
Community Bulletin Boards
Bldgs. 23 & 25 | 530-752-3959
- Solano Park Apartments
Community Bulletin Board
Building 27 | 530-752-3958
- Davis Babysitter & Nanny Network for UCD, Davis, Woodland, Winters Facebook Page
- Davis Parents Facebook page
- Nextdoor has many students who have posted child care availability.
- Many departments are using Slack to share/schedule child care with colleagues.
- Children's Home Society: Yolo County Resource and Referral
- Child Action, Inc: Sacramento Resource and Referral Service
- (916) 369-0191| firstname.lastname@example.org.
- California Child Care Resource and Referral County Agencies: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/rragencylist.asp
Online Commercial Options:
- Babysitting and Co-op apps/sites (not endorsed by UC Davis, simply listed for your convenience)
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- PDF How to Find Childcare Local UC Davis-focused resource
- Two Peas in a Pod UCDH blog
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- Quality Checklist for Choosing Child Care AAP
- Selecting a Child Care Program Child Care Aware.org
- Choosing Quality Child Care, Child Care Aware.org
- 8 Tips for Choosing Child Care, Parents Magazine
- Essential Child-Care Questions, What to ask. Parents Magazine