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 three classes: the Kitten room, for 2-year-olds; the Kangaroo room, for 3-year-olds; and the Dolphin room, for 4-year-olds. There are approximately 15-20 children in each classroom.


University Parents Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. UPNS policy also prohibits sexual harassment. This non-discrimination policy covers employment as well as admission and access to UPNS programs and activities.

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.

Please contact, Rachel Graves or Ana Flores for more information.

3233S Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034

310 397-2735


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