UPC Child Development Center at USC

  • Paula Lamar, Director
  • 2716 Severance Street
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90089-7760
  • Ph: (213) 743-2446
  • Fax: (213) 749-9546
  • Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Hours: 7am to 6pm, Monday - Friday

Welcome! Meet the Team »

Welcome to the UPC Child Development Center located on the campus of University of Southern California. Our program serves the USC affiliates and community members in the Los Angeles, CA area. CCLC is honored to be working with USC to provide a unique and thoughtful approach to child care for its students and faculty. Our team looks forward to continuing to develop strong working relationships with our families and children at the UPC Child Development Center.

- Paula Lamar, Center Director

Programs Offered

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)

    Infant Programs (6 Weeks-1 Year)

    When your infant is in our care, we are committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment that meets your needs and the needs of your child. As your infant grows and changes – which happens on a daily basis at this stage – we make changes, too, so development and learning unfolds naturally.

  • Toddler Programs (1-2 years)

    Toddler Programs (1-2 Years)

    Toddlers are explorers on the road to learning. They walk all over, eat table food and often take just one nap a day. In a safe and nurturing environment, your little adventurer will find his voice, make new friends and develop confidence in newfound abilities.

  • Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 years)

    Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 Years)

    Let us help your 2-year-old develop her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. We plan your child's activities based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Your young learner will increase her language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities.

  • Preschool Programs (3-4 years)

    Preschool Programs (3-4 Years)

    Preschool kids are in the process of becoming confident learners. We take their confidence to the next level with hands-on education. Your 3- to 4-year-old child is ready for structured learning activities that touch on early literacy, math, science and social studies. Our program balances these subjects with opportunities for independent exploration – and a healthy dose of running, jumping and dancing.

  • Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 years)

    Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 Years)

    With our expert educators guiding the way, your child will feel confident taking the big step into the kindergarten classroom. With lower student-to-teacher ratios, your child will get more individualized attention. Our comprehensive, full-day kindergarten program encompasses reading, language, math, science, arts and physical fitness to keep your child excited about school. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so your child will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Learning Adventures &
Enrichment Programs

  • Math

    Math Adventures

    Math Adventures teaches concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height and weight, as well as shapes and solids. Math is everywhere, and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

  • Phonics & Reading

    Phonics & Reading Adventures

    Set your child up for success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. We engage your child with customized books, games and activity cards to help him master the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and an even greater command of the language.

Other Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Korean, Armenian

Holidays Observed & Professional Development Days

We are closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  The center is also closed during Winter Break.  Contact the center for more information on the Winter Break closure dates as they can change from year to year.


  • We are very proud to say we are accredited through NAEYC! For more information about the NAEYC accreditation please visit, www.naeyc.org

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UPC Child Development Center at USC

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I am so grateful to the teachers and staff who helped our daughter get used to her glasses, gave her antibiotic eye drops, made sure she was doing restricted activities during her post-op recovery, and **most importantly**, created a classroom environment in which not a single child ever teased our daughter or made her feel self-conscious about her visual impairment.


I wanted to share our family's story to express our deep gratitude to everyone at the UPC Center, and especially to Teacher Helen. I sincerely hope she gets the recognition she deserves for all the wonderful work she has done not just for our family but for all the families she has served. I could not have asked for my daughter to be in better hands during this very difficult time. We will never forget Helen, Marleen and the wonderful team of teachers and staff at USC UPC who have supported us so caringly before and ever since our daughter's surgeries.



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