Established in 1984, Irvine Child Care Project is a Joint Powers Agreement between the Irvine Unified School District and the City of Irvine, overseen by the Irvine Child Care Project Board of Directors. It is a unique partnership in which the City of Irvine and the Irvine Unified School District collaborate to accommodate more affordable and quality child care in the city.
View more information on the Board and its meeting schedule here.
To view the annual audit, please click here.
The mission of the Irvine Child Care Project is to provide quality, affordable, school-age child care through community-based, non-profit organizations located on elementary school sites for children who reside in Irvine or are enrolled in the Irvine Unified School District.
Irvine Child Care Project leases facilities on all 25 Irvine Unified School District elementary school campuses to non-profit agencies operating licensed before and after-school child care (grades K-6), and serves approximately 2,000 children.
One Civic Center Plaza
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623-9575
The Irvine Child Care Project offers:
- High quality, state licensed programs
- Dedicated child development staff
- Nurturing environments
- Well-rounded curriculum and activities
- Academic support
- Year-round programs
Irvine Child Care Project sites participate in comprehensive program reviews conducted by a volunteer advisory group, the Program Assessment and Review Committee. Rigorous assessments of program quality using criteria that exceed State Licensing standards (including health and safety, planning and documentation of learning, staff/child interactions, collaboration with school staff, and collaboration with families are conducted each year.
The Irvine Child Care Project provides scholarships to income-eligible families based on funds available. Scholarship funds are provided by Irvine Children's Fund and California Department of Education.
Scholarship application and policies
Please contact us at 949-724-6632.