UCI Child Care Services
UCI Child Care Services promotes participation of student, staff and faculty parents in the teaching, learning, and research missions of the University. The Centers support, nurture and enhance all areas of children’s development. All children are regarded as individuals of equal worth and value who come to the centers at their own developmental level and who bring with them a unique mixture of family background, life experience, learning style and idiosyncratic ways of being in the world.
We are interested in strengthening families to meet the varied demands of maintaining a career and a family in a rapidly changing world. Subsidized care may be available for students of UCI, rates are subject to change.
Learn more about UCI Child Care Services here.
UCI Child and Elder Care Resources
Eligibility and Access
All UCI and UCI Health academic appointees, staff, resident physicians, and graduate students.
Irvine Unified School District
Elementary through high school registration information, District academic and student support
Main Office: (949) 936-5000
General ED/Bus Passes: (949) 936-5370
City of Irvine Parenting Resources
Childcare, developmental resources, other links, for families is confidential free service to those who live in Irvine (some legal exceptions may apply) email@example.com (949) 724-6650
At Catalyst Kids we offer inclusive programs that teach, inspire, and promote self-guided learning opportunities that let your child shine. We serve children from infants to school-age in our Before and Afterschool, Preschool, and Camp programs.
For child care assistance and referrals contact (714) 456-9800
Help Me Grow, OC
Access to county 1-866-GROW.025, firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare discount for UCI community – 10%
Montessori Schools of Irvine
Priority enrollment for UCI community, 6 weeks to 6 years old
The Irvine Childcare Project - Childcare Scholarships
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.
Types of Childcare in California
Resources for Parents
CHILD CARE CENTERS: A Child Care Center (or Day Care Center) is usually located in a commercial building. Non-medical care and supervision is provided for infant to school age children in a group setting for periods of less than 24 hours.
FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES: A Family Child Care Home must be in the licensee’s own home. A Family Child Care Home reflects a home-like environment where non-medical care and supervision is provided for periods of less than 24 hours.
There are Small Family Child Care Homes and Large Family Child Care Homes.
- Small Family Child Care Homes provide care to no more than 8 children.
- Large Family Child Care Homes provide care to no more than 14 children.