Childbirth and accommodation funding: Established to provide expectant mothers who work as TAs or GSRs, or hold extramural fellowships that do not fund maternity leave, with paid leave for up to six weeks. A student may choose to continue to work in some modified capacity during these six weeks, but is not required to do so. A longer period of leave may be granted, without pay, in the case of exceptional medical circumstances experienced by the mother or child before or after birth. Six weeks of maternity leave funding is automatically granted for expectant mothers holding UCLA Fellowships, Graduate Division Endowed Fellowships, or fellowships offered by academic departments and centers at UCLA. (Refer to the Graduate Student Financial Support booklet (PDF-759KB) for lists of these fellowships.) You do not need to apply for Childbirth

Accommodation Funding for these types of fellowships. Most extramural fellowships will defer to University policy and fund up to six weeks of maternity leave. If this is the case, you do not need to apply for Childbirth Accommodation Funding. You may apply for Childbirth Accommodation Funding for multiple fellowships concurrently. If you have a TA or GSR appointment AND extramural fellowships, you may apply for funding for all of them. – Please consult Graduate Student Affairs Advisor before applying for this funding.

UCLA Early Care & Education Program: (310) 825-5086
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ECE operates three child care centers which are all accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). These centers provide care for children two months to six years old. Fees range from $1,250 to $1,580 per month. Tuition assistance is available for eligible student families. The Child Care Resource Program helps parents make off-campus child care arrangements; call (310) 825-8474 to leave a message or request for the Outreach coordinator.

The University Village Center:
3233 S. Sepulveda Boulevard (310) 915-5827
Located in the UCLA Childcare Complex at University Village (which is also the home of UCLA ECE). It is a cooperative school for 2 to 5 year-old children of UCLA students, faculty and staff, offering morning and afternoon sessions. Parent participation is a requirement for membership in the school. Each family works a total of eight hours a month in the classroom. There is a waiting list for each age group.

For assistance locating other childcare options within the Los Angeles area, contact Connections For Children at (310) 452–3325

Children’s Medical Care: The Marion Davies Children’s Clinic is part of the UCLA Hospital complex. In addition to their child health insurance plan for UCLA students’ kids, they also screen people financially and offer fixed percentage reductions for examinations, treatment, and prescriptions on a sliding scale. They ask for payment in advance of service. Staff includes mostly residents in pediatrics. Administrative Offices: Suite 265, Medical Plaza 200 (310) 825-0867. Emergencies: (310) 825-2062.

UCLA Parent and Family Program: To work with parents and families to build relationship with the University, the office of UCLA Parent & Family Programs is an outreach program partnering with parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to engage parents and family members with the UCLA community alongside and in addition to the student experience.

Westside Family Health Center
1711 Ocean Park Blvd., SM (310) 450-2191