Child Resource Center

Child Resource Center - Lending Library

Hours of Operation changes for November and December.

Toy Inventory
November 25-December 31
All checked out items are due November 25

The Child Resource Center will be conducting the annual toy inventory (cleaning all toys and containers, repair/replace as necessary). To ensure all toys are returned to be inventoried, the last day to check-out educational toys for 2015 will be Wednesday, November 25. All books, CDs and DVDs will be available for checkout while the inventory is taking place. Toys will again be available for check-out beginning January 4, 2016. As our lending library collection expands, it is important to keep items in good condition, thank you for your understanding.


November 25-December 31*
Monday-Thursday, 12-5 p.m. (returns may be dropped off as early at 10 a.m.)

*The CRC will return to regular hours, 12-8 p.m. starting on Monday, January 4, 2016.

14341 Yale Avenue
Heritage Park, Irvine

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

The CRC is a membership 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

New Toys Added to the Library

Hide and Seek Town Magnetic Activity Board

Family Challenge


ABC Lacing Train


Peg Puzzle

Melody Harp

Let's Potty

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


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

For more information about the Child Resource Center