Child Resource Center

Child Resource Center - Lending Library

14341 Yale Avenue
Heritage Park, Irvine

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

The 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 over 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

100 Ant Picnic
Alphabet Island - Letter and Sounds
Alphabet Puzzle Blocks
Bristle Blocks Spinaroos
Catch and Count Fishing Game
Color Exploration
Hi-Ho Cherry-O
Koala Capers
Neck of the Woods
Ocean Wonders Build and Spin
Pattern Stacker
Pet Playland Building Set
Sophie's Seashell Scramble
Storytelling Kit - Alphabet #2
Storytelling Kit - Fairy Tales
Tower Pounding


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.