Welcome to the Megan E. Daly Infant Development Program

The Infant Development Program is now operating at its original hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tours have resumed through September 2022. Please email Patrice Winn for more information if you are interested in submitting a pre-enrollment form at this time. Please see the “tours and eligibility” section for more information. The health and well being of everyone we serve is of the utmost importance. 

The Infant Development Program is a teaching and research facility for the Department that accommodates both cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation of infants, toddlers, their parents and caregivers.

Primary functions

The Infant Development Program (IDP) is operated by the Psychology Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. The IDP has two primary functions:

  1. To offer high quality group care for infants and toddlers of the students, staff, and faculty in the Psychology Department and other departments on the UCLA campus, and
  2. To serve as a teaching and research facility for the Psychology Department and UCLA community.

The program accommodates approximately 25 children (full-time equivalents), from 3 months to 3 years of age, at two sites. The IDP operates year-round from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. It is closed for University administrative holidays. There are full-time (Monday – Friday) positions and part-time [2-day (TR) or 3-day (MWF)] positions available. IDP operates 9am to 5pm during University intercessions.

Please keep in mind that there is a substantial waiting list and faculty, students, and staff in the Psychology Department are given priority. Parents are advised to apply early (parents may apply as soon as they know they are pregnant).