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 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.

You've got questions? We've got answers!

We understand new families have a lot of questions, so we created an informational packet in order to give you an idea of what to expect at Rainbow Rising. We will cover our daily schedule, curriculum, snack, camps, and our current tuition model. Please note, that for site-specific information, you should contact your school directly. We look forward to welcoming your family to ours in the near future! Click here for more information!

General Information
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Enrollment for the
2022-23 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. Currently, 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?

Enrollment is now open at all sites. Please note that some sites are currently waitlisted.

Have Additional Questions?

Please contact your site directly for more information with any additional questions you may have.

Health and Safety Procedures

As stated by CDPH on February 28, 2022: 

After March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and childcare settings will terminate. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts.


Beginning Monday, March 14th, masks will no longer be required in our facilities. Children and staff will have personal mask choice and can choose whether or not they will continue to wear them while at our program. We respect and support our children, staff, and family’s right to choose and will continue to maintain a safe and positive environment for all. Additionally, Rainbow Rising will continue to model, teach and reinforce healthy habits within our programs.