Irvine Children’s Fund
Before & After School Child Care Scholarship Program
For 2021 – 2022, the Irvine Children’s Fund has committed to raise $182,000 for Child Care Scholarships for low-income, working families with children in Transitional Kindergarten through 6th Grade at the 28 ICCP Child Care Programs located on all 28 elementary schools in the Irvine Unified School District.
In 1988, the Irvine Children’s Fund established a child care scholarship fund for low income, working families. The Irvine Children’s Fund Scholarship Program provides scholarships for children enrolled in Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) supervised child care sites located at all 28 Irvine schools. The ICF Child Care Scholarship Program is on a sliding scale according to income. The family is responsible for the remaining fee. The goal is to make child care affordable and accessible to working families whose income is severely limited. The Irvine Children’s Fund has provided scholarships totaling $2,364,163. ICF has provided before and after school child care scholarships for 1,855 children in Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Funds Granted To The Child Care Sites & Schools
In 1990, the Irvine Children’s Fund established a program to thank the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) elementary and middle schools for their support and participation in the Irvine Junior Games. Grants for instruction and athletic equipment in the amount of $244,792 have been funded. In 1999, ICF began providing money to the child care sites to purchase supplies and equipment for each site. Since 1999, ICF has contributed $288,675 to the child care sites to purchase supplies and equipment. ICF has committed $28,000 to enhance the programs at each child care site this year.