Childcare and Schooling

Children playing
Understanding the childcare and schooling options for our
student families
is important. There are many resources
available to help you decide what is best for you and your
children. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

Childcare Services

Early Education Services on campus serves children of UC Santa Cruz students from  (currently) 18 months - school age. The center is located within Family Student Housing. Many families qualify for subsidized care. 

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Child Development Resource Center can help families find child care off-campus.

Area Schools

For K-12 schools in the area, see the Santa Cruz County School Districts.