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 the school age children in Irvine, California. We are currently located at 14 elementary schools in Irvine. We provide before and after school care as well as all day care 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.

COVID 19 - Procedures

We are excited to announce that we will be reopening our doors beginning May 4th. Due to COVID-19, we've adjusted our policies and procedures to adopt the new licensing regulations. Our goal is to provide child care in the safest possible setting. With that being said, please understand this is a fluid situation and guidelines may change. Any significant change to our policy will be followed by an email. (Please note, we update our policies as additional information becomes available)


Major Program Changes:

    • Masks and gloves will be provided to each staff. 

    • Children are encouraged to wear masks. Rainbow will not provide masks for children. 

    • Hand sanitizer, soap, and disinfectant will be provided by Rainbow Rising.

    • Toilets and sinks must be wiped down frequently throughout the day. 

    • High-touch surfaces, such as countertops, doorknobs, tables, chairs, cubbies, etc. will be wiped down every hour.

    • Children should remain in groups as small as possible with a maximum ratio of 1:10, keeping the same children and teachers with each group throughout the entire week.  

    • Groups may be no larger than 10 persons per room. 

    • Parents or guardians should wear masks when signing their child in/out.

    • Items from home are disinfected upon arrival.

    • Children and staff have their temperatures checked upon arrival and throughout the day.

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Summer Camp - Once Upon a Summer

Your child’s health and safety is our number one priority at all times. We are closely monitoring all CDC, state, and city guidelines to maintain a safe environment during summer camp. Camp takes place for 10 weeks throughout the months of June, July & August. This year we are headed for adventure - space, sports, fairytales, & more! We have an abundance of fun activities & special days planned! Our daily schedule includes activities such as cooking projects, crafts, science experiments, outside games & various community & charity projects!


Due to the limitations placed upon our child care license by the California Licensing Department, we can only accommodate 20-40 children in our centers. If these social distancing guidelines continue into the new school year and the rest
of the year, we may only be able to accept a few children for the 2020-2021 school year. Children who enroll at their current or future school site for summer and wish to continue in the school year will be accommodated first.

This is our 33rd summer of providing an active, safe, and enriching day camp program in the City of Irvine. We are successful because we focus on the key elements of children’s self-esteem, pride in oneself, and making and being good friends. This summer we will be helping children expand personal self-esteem and pride in who they are, where they come from, and what they’re about. Pride in country, family, and personal values gives a child internal strength to support their sense of self-worth. We help children develop skills in socialization, cooperation, team play, and individual achievement. We achieve an effective program by combining an experienced and trained staff with a well-planned weekly schedule. Your child will have the same counselors throughout the summer and each week we provide activities based on a different theme. Rainbow Rising has been recognized as a leader in quality school-age care. We are proud of the program we provide and look forward to helping your child share in this pride. We hope your child will join us for a fun, safe, and friend-filled summer!

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Thank You Card Contest - Winners


We asked our students, parents, and teachers to submit thank you cards that we could give out to our families and essential workers. We received so many submissions it was a very difficult choice. Each winner will receive 5x7 copies of their submission along with the other winners and honorable mentions. Thank you so much to everyone that participated. It was a true showcase of the talent we have a Rainbow Rising!


Ayn Liu - Westpark

Mia Su - Eastwood

Courtney Cecil - Loma Ridge

AJ Huang Wirapratigta

Interested in the 2020-21 School Year?

Are you interested in registering for the upcoming school year? Students expecting to start at any of our IUSD sites should save the date below. If you are interested in enrolling your child for the upcoming school year please go online to your school's page on the date below.


2020-2021 New Families Enrollment: February 28th 7:00 am


Our summer programs are a great segue into the new school year. Whether your child is entering kindergarten or joining a new school in a later grade, summer camp is the perfect place to make new friends for the upcoming school year. We offer week-to-week enrollment options and each day is filled with enriching activities or fun filled field trips.

Enrollment for summer camp will be available soon and all registration is done online via our OnCare Parent Portal (link on top). Please reach out to your site director for additional information.

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