The University Parents Nursery School (UPNS) is a cooperative preschool that cares for the children (aged 2-5) of the general public and UCLA students, staff and faculty. As a cooperative school, UPNS is run by its members, who contribute to the smooth operation of the school.

UPNS is a developmental program and is accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of the Young Child).  UPNS is also a member of LACPPNS (the Los Angeles Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools). 


Help children develop “the whole child”. This includes the five selves of being which are: social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive.

UPNS has four classes: the Kitten room, for 2-year-olds; the Kangaroo room, for 3-year-olds; the Koala room, for 3-and 4-year-olds in the afternoon session only; and the Dolphin room, for 4-year-olds. There are approximately 15-20 children in each classroom. 


UPNS is located in the University Village Child Care Complex, which is also the home of UCLA Child Care Services. The complex is located in the heart of University Village.

For assistance locating other childcare options within the Los Angeles area, contact Connections For Children at (310) 452–3202.