SERVING IUSD SINCE 1989
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.
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 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.
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.
When Can I Enroll?
Summer camp registration is currently open and all registration is done online. Please visit your site's page or contact your Site Director for more information.
What's New this Summer?
We are excited to announce special summer camp weekly classes in addition to our regular summer camp program. We will be offering specialized classes that focus on developing a particular skill. In essence, our goal is to provide an in-depth learning experience that builds upon lessons taught earlier in the week. This allows for more substantial learning in a safe environment. In addition, we will be offering a specialized Introduction to Kinder/TK curriculum every week throughout the summer that focuses on academic and social preparedness.
Please choose your school's summer camp brochure from the list below.
A Summer of Discovery
Enrollment for the 2021-22 School Year
Who Can Attend?
Children enrolled at any of our 14 Irvine Unified School District locations. Enrollment is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be subject to a waitlist.
When Can I Enroll?
Families new to our program can enroll online now! Please visit your school's page to access the registration form. Your Site Director will reach out to you shortly after with confirmation of enrollment or to let you know if there is currently a wait list.
Have Additional Questions?
Please contact your site directly for more information with any additional questions you may have. We will be releasing a packet specific to incoming Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students on March 4th that you will be able to find on our home page.
Distance Learning Made Easy
Who Can Attend?
Children enrolled in both Irvine Virtual Academy and IUSD's Hybrid classrooms are able to attend our program.
How Will Rainbow Rising Support My Child?
Rainbow Rising began our distance learning support during IUSD's initial closure of schools in Spring 2020. During this time, we partnered with IUSD teachers and administrators to create a system that provides structure and support to the students that need it most. We have small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios that allow us to work with your child to be a successful online learner.
What to Expect?
Your child will arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of their school day. They will be temperature checked and provided an area to store their personal belongings. We will assist them throughout the day on an as-needed basis. This includes communicating directly with their classroom teacher. During their assigned breaks, Rainbow Rising will provide snacks and a lunch time. In addition, we have COVID-19 appropriate activities and outside games to ensure your child stays active while socially engaging with friends.
In celebration of the 2020 school year, we are doing a center spotlight where we highlight individual staff members and projects at each school. We are delighted to show you our engaging and safe environment that each of our schools has created. Get to see up to date pictures of our teachers in action as they bring the fun and excitement to the children in a COVID-19 safe environment. We've been so excited to return to school, that we couldn't help but show you everything what we've been planning!
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