Irvine Child Care Project

Financial Assistance

The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) provides tuition assistance to income-eligible families, based on funds available, 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.

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 awarded through the ICCP Scholarship Program may be used at any of the 29 Irvine Child Care Project sites. For more information and to apply online, please click here.

Funding for subsidized care is provided by the California Department of Social Services. Scholarship funding is provided by the Irvine Children’s Fund.

Directory of Irvine Child Care Project Programs

Established in 1984, Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) 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 Directory of Irvine Child Care Project Programs here.

View more information on the Board and its meeting schedule here.

View the annual audit 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 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

Program Quality

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.