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 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.

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.
  • Adult household members must be employed.

Due to the availability of temporary, one-time funds provided through the CARES Act, families who have lost employment, wages, or are at risk of homelessness due to the coronavirus pandemic may also be eligible for funding.

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.

Irvine Child Care Project child care centers are state licensed, and provide a nurturing environment with well-rounded curriculum and activities. All child care sites are implementing additional safety and sanitation measures including aggressive cleaning, increased sanitization and disinfection, using disposable and individually assigned products, wearing of face coverings, increasing the frequency of hand washing for staff and children and daily health screenings.

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.

Scholarship funding provided by the Irvine Children’s Fund.

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

To access the scholarship application, 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: 949-724-6632.