At Rainbow Rising, it is our goal to provide quality childcare for every family in need. Many families often require supplementation of childcare costs. Our staff is trained to connect families with various scholarship agencies in order to obtain proper funding. Many scholarship programs offer finical assistance, and we are happy to facilitate contact with any number of the following:
CalWorks – California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids
A welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families.
CHS – Children’s Home Society
This program pays for all or part of child care expenses while parents work, seek work, attend school, seek permanent housing, are deemed incapacitated and/or at risk by a legally qualified professional, and/or are receiving child protective services.
OCIS – Orange Coast Interfaith Homeless Shelter
OCIS’s mission is to change the lives of homeless families by providing them with the encouragement and the tools for achieving self-sufficiency.
NACCRRA – National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies
Childcare Aware of America works with the US military services to help those who serve in the military find and afford childcare that suits their unique needs. CCA is partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, and the US Dept. Of Health and Human Services.
ICCP – Irvine Childcare Project
The Irvine Children’s Fund, a community-based nonprofit organization, provides scholarships which cover 50% of tuition costs to income-eligible working families attending Irvine Child Care Project programs.
OCDE – Orange County Department of Education
The OCDE childcare services program helps subsidize childcare payments for eligible families through the County Of Orange.
Orangewood Children’s Foundation
Orangewood Children’s Foundation’s focus is on the ongoing needs of children in the foster care system.
First Financial Associates
First Financial Associates was selected by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to manage and administer their childcare subsidy program using appropriated funds to assist their lower income employees with childcare costs.
AmeriCorps Child Care Benefits Program
The AmeriCorps Program is available for qualified, active, full-time AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, NCCC, and FEMA Corps Members who need the benefit to serve. Child care benefits are paid directly to qualified child care providers for all or part of the member’s child care costs during their active time of service with AmeriCorps; child care benefit payments cannot be paid directly to AmeriCorps members.
*Additional scholarships are available. Please contact your Site Director if you are interested in further scholarship information.