UCSB Early Childhood Care & Education Services

To Enroll

Thank you for your interest in the Early Childhood Care and Education Services at UCSB.

If you are interested in placing your child's name on our waiting list, please print and complete the Waitlist Form and return it with the wait list fee (staff/faculty/community $25 per child, UCSB students $15 per child -- made payable to UC Regents) as soon as possible.

For more information regarding how our wait list works (including when our infant classrooms enroll) please click here

The program prioritizes waitlist applications by students, staff and faculty of UCSB. If space remains the Centers welcome unaffiliated families from the community. Within these categories siblings of currently enrolled children are given priority and all applications are sorted by their reservation date. The program maintains approximately half student families and half staff/faculty families. There are several variables that can affect when a space becomes available for you child, including the age of your child, the schedule requested and the amount of withdrawals from the programs. If you need care by a specific date you may want to consider enrolling earlier than needed or exploring enrollment opportunities at other child care facilities. A list of licensed family child care providers can be found at the Santa Barbara Family Child Care Association.  You may also want to contact the Children's Resource & Referral Program at 805 963-6631 or visit their website.

The program offers a tiered tuition schedule for UCSB student, UCSB staff/faculty and community families. Financial assistance opportunities are available for income eligible families.

Once a classroom placement is available for your child you will be asked to complete the enrollment packet.

The Enrollment Coordinator can be reached at 805 893-5279 to answers any questions you may have. Tours can be scheduled by contacting a Program Coordinator at 805 893-4904.