Child Resource Center

Child Resource Center - Lending Library

14341 Yale Ave.
Heritage Community Park, Irvine

Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday, noon-8 p.m.
Phone: 949-724-6721

Holiday Hours

The CRC will be open 12-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from November 22 - December 21, 2017.

Lending library items may be returned between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Check out is available during CRC open hours only.
The CRC will return to regular hours, 12 – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Holiday Closure

Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1

The Child Resource Center (CRC) is a member-based lending library for families and early childhood education professionals. Come in and take a tour!

Lending Library

  • Tools to support every area of children's development from birth through school age including:
    • Educational toys: math manipulatives, music and movement materials, emergent literacy resources, science materials
    • Children's books to extend early learning
    • Children's music CDs: classical, jazz, world music and contemporary children's artists
  • Child development, parenting, activity and curriculum books
  • Family child care business reference materials
  • DVDs and training materials for parents and early childhood educators
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaires 3: developmental screening tool for children ages 4 months to 5 years
  • Lamination and Ellison die cut machines

Child Resource Center Online Library Catalog

Search* the catalog of more than 3,000 items.

*Search by subject, title or author. Educational toys are searchable by title, subject area or age group including: Toddler toy, preschool toy or school age toy.
Detailed search instructions

New educational toys available

About Face
Crocodile Hop
Farmyard Footprints
Math Mat
My First Microscope
My First Telescope
Pancake Pile-Up
Slot Together Animals
Smack It
Smart Toss
Sneak and Peek Periscope
The Wave
Velcro Ball and Catch


Membership is required to check out resources or use equipment at the CRC. To become a member, visit the CRC, take a tour, complete a membership application and agreement, and submit with payment. Group memberships are available to agencies with multiple staff members approved to use the CRC. Annual membership rates listed below.

 Membership Type  Irvine Residents  Non-Irvine Residents
Individual $25 $30
Student $22 $27
Small School (3-9 Staff) $75 $80
Medium School (10-20 Staff) $100 $105
Large School (30+ Staff) $125 $130


There is a Little Free Library everyone is welcome to use located in the center.