Child Care Scholarships

Do You Need Assistance with Child Care Payments for Your Elementary Age Child?  

The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) provides scholarships to income-eligible working families which provides help paying for your child to attend an ICCP child care program. An ICCP child care program is located on each Irvine Unified School District elementary campus.

2023–24 ICCP Scholarship 

Please note: Funding for the 2023–24 ICCP Scholarship has been fully allocated. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Children’s Home Society and the Orange County Department of Education offer a Child Care Payment Program which provides help paying for child care for income eligible families. To learn more or to apply, click here.

Families must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an ICCP Scholarship:

  • The child must attend an IUSD school.
  • Qualifying family income must meet current HUD income guidelines, based on family size.
    • Household income is calculated utilizing gross monthly income as required by the federal government.
  • Adult applicant must reside in Irvine and be financially responsible for the child (e.g. the child must be listed as a dependent on the adult applicant's federal income tax return).
  • All adults in the home must be working full time, or attending school part time and working part time.

Awards to eligible applicants cover a percentage of monthly tuition fees based on demonstrated financial need. Scholarship payments are made directly to the ICCP child care provider. 

ICCP Child Care Centers

Irvine Child Care Project child care centers are state licensed, and provide a nurturing environment with well-rounded curriculum and activities.  ICCP programs are open Monday through Friday, year round. Before and after school care is available when school is in session and full day care is available during seasonal breaks and many non-school days. You must inquire with the provider prior to applying for the ICCP Scholarship to determine if the provider is currently accepting new enrollees. An award of ICCP Scholarship funds does not guarantee enrollment in the child care program. Enrollment in an ICCP child care program is handled directly with the child care provider.   

Scholarship funding provided by the Irvine Children’s Fund.

To view the list of ICCP sites please, click here.

If your child will be attending a Catalyst Kids ICCP location, please contact your designated center to apply for subsidized care. To learn more about subsidized care please, click here

Funding for subsidized care is provided by the California Department of Social Services.

For more information, please call 949-724-6632.