Opening a Child Care Business

The Child Care Coordination Office provides a variety of services to support individuals and businesses interested in opening a child care business in the City of Irvine.

City of Irvine Child Care Needs Assessment
Prepared by Brion Economics Inc. with Nilsson Consulting, the assessment includes an analysis of the current supply and demand for child care (as of 2014), and future demand through 2035, when the City is expected to be built out.

Opening a Family Child Care Home
Family Child Care is provided in an individual's home in a small group setting.

Opening a Child Care Center
Child care centers, nursery schools, parent cooperatives and preschools are center-based programs that care for children in groups of 12 or more.

Child Resource Center (CRC)
Resources and materials on facility development and design, program administration, curriculum design and the business of family child care.

Training and Events
A list of workshops and events for early care and education professionals is provided to enhance the quality of child care in Irvine and to support child care facility development and small business operations.

Early Care and Education Professionals
To continue to grow your business and as a professional educator, access the variety of services provided by the Child Care Coordination Office.

Additional resources for individuals interested in opening a child care business.