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We hope that this web page will assist IPAM's Long Program participants seeking child care or babysitting services. Single workshop visitors seeking babysitting services may also find some of this information useful.

CHILD CARE CENTERS

Most child care centers require a minimum of one-year stay and many of them have long waiting lists; child care centers that will agree to accept a child for 1, 2 or 3 months are rare.

Below you will find a list of child care facilities that may consider admitting your child/children on short-term basis. We advise you to contact them well in advance to inquire about space availability and waiting lists.

Please note that IPAM does not recommend or endorse any particular child care center or preschool.

Bright Horizons (UCLA Affiliated)
10861 Weyburn Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-481-0664
Email: ucla@brighthorizons.com
Open to the Community
They also have a center in Santa Monica; you can get on both waiting lists for a $150 fee.

Bright Start Learning Center
1501 17th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-9353
The Center will take children on short-term basis if space is available in a certain age group. 2-5 year olds are accepted. 2-year-olds don't have to be potty trained.

Beth Shir Sholom Preschool
1827 California Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-2517
This is a Jewish preschool but is open to all children. The preschool may consider admitting your child for a short period, depending on space availability and some other factors. An IPAM member has used this facility and was satisfied with the services provided.

Westwood Hills Preschool
1989 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 474-7398
Located in Westwood Village, corner of La Grange. Children from 2 up to 5 years are admitted.

Sunshine Learning Center and Preschool
3704 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 838-4543
Children from 2 up to 6 years are admitted.

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ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Craig's List
You may place your own ad (free of charge) or search for child care service

Daily Bruin Classifieds Place your child care wanted ad in this UCLA community newspaper. We recommend this if you want to find part-time child care services provided by a college student. To advertise call (310) 825-2221 or visit the website.

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CHILD CARE SEARCH SITES & OTHER RESOURCES

UCLA Child Care Resource Program: Judy Bencivengo is a coordinator at UCLA's Child Care Resource Program, a personalized service for UCLA families. Judy's phone number is 310-825-8474, please leave a message for her notifying her that you are a short-term visiting scholar to UCLA/IPAM and explain your needs to her.

Connections for Children: This website allows you to search licensed child care programs in Santa Monica and Westwood communities. You'll need to complete a quick registration form (free) before you can use the database.

Los Angeles County Public Social Services - Child Care: Child care information and resources directory in Los Angeles County. The website also offers an extensive checklist which will help the parents in their search of a desired child care facility.

Peachhead Families: This is an online parents' community supporting and connecting families in the Los Angeles area. By joining Peachhead group you can exchange emails, questions and answers about the topics of your interest, namely, finding a child care for your children. Peachhead helped one of IPAM's long program participants to find a day care for her child with which she was very satisfied.

Nanny Institute Their database contains a nationwide registry of nanny agencies in the country. As of July 2009, there are four agencies listed for Los Angeles.

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CHILD CARE SERVICES AT HOTELS

If you choose to stay at one of the following hotels, the concierge will provide you with a list of licensed babysitting agencies:

W-Hotel
(310) 208-8765

Luxe Hotel
(310) 476-6571

Beverly Hilton
(310) 274-7777

Tiverton House
(310) 794-0151
This hotel has a playroom, but no babysitting services are provided.

For more information about these and other hotels, go to Our Hotels page.

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