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Our Mission

The Rainbow Centers provide a quality, safe and fun program for children. We use positive communication, activities, and patience to create responsible citizens for the future.

Our History

Rainbow Rising was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of meeting the needs of school-age children in Irvine, California. We are currently located at 15 elementary schools in Irvine. We provide before and after-school care as well as all daycare when school is not in session. Our all-day programs include fall intersessions, winter and spring recess, summer day camp, teacher in-service days, minimum days, modified days, and parent conference days.

Our Programs

We have a developmentally based program with homework and enrichment time, recreational play, crafts, arts, music, dance, science, and math. We provide opportunities for socialization, friendships, and free choice play, as we believe these are essential building blocks for the whole child’s growth and development.


Come join us for an amazing summer at one of our 14 Irvine locations. Rainbow Rising is the perfect summer getaway for your child! For over 30 years, we have been providing a safe and inclusive environment for kids to learn, explore and make new friends. Our experienced team of teachers will guide your child through an age-appropriate curriculum, field trips, fun activities, and socialization. With activities from art, music, and science to sports, outdoor play, and more, your child will have a blast at Rainbow Rising!


This summer make memories that will last a lifetime. We have overnight campouts and weekly offsite excursions such as the aquarium, Knott's Berry Farm, John's Incredible Pizza, Wild Rivers, Boomers, and more!

Summer camp sign-ups are done online via our 1Core platform. Visit our Summer Camp page for more information! First-time families, please reach out to your site prior to enrolling for summer if you have any questions.

Welcome to Kindergarten @ Rainbow Rising!


Rainbow Rising is excited to welcome our incoming Kindergarten students for the upcoming school year. Please review our Kindergarten Round-Up packet by clicking here for more information!

Our Kindergarten programs offer full day care before and after your student attends school. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities with an emphasis on play and socialization. 

Be sure to check out the summer program, designed specifically for incoming Kindergarten students to help acclimate them to their new school!

Kindergarten Round Up
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Enrollment for the
2023-24 School Year

Who Can Attend?

Children enrolled at any of our 15 Irvine Unified School District locations. Enrollment is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be subject to a waitlist. Our enrollment process is done online. Enrolled families will be sent an enrollment offer via their Site Director. New families will need to visit their site's page and click the enrollment/waitlist link.

When Can I Enroll?

New family enrollment for the 2023-24 school year opens March 3rd @ 7:00 am. The enrollment link will be available via your center's page.

Have Additional Questions?

Please contact your site directly for more information and any additional questions.

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