How to Apply for Child Care

Our centers serve both full-cost families (faculty, staff, and community families who pay full tuition) and student families (who must meet income guidelines and are subsidized by a grant through the California Department of Education). If you are interested in applying for either full-cost or subsidized child care in any of our programs, please submit a separate application for each child you wish to enroll. Forms are fillable PDFs and can be saved and printed out to return to us. Once your child has been offered a spot in one of our programs, enrollment paperwork can be found in the age-specific tiles below or can be picked up as a packet in our Child Care Services Office. In order for us to maintain HIPAA compliance, please do not email enrollment paperwork, but return it in person or by mail.

Apply by Mail

With full-cost applications, mail a $50 non-refundable check (made out to UC Regents) to:

University of California Irvine
Child Care Services
Zot 2250
Irvine, CA 92697-2250

Apply in Person

Fill out, save, and print the above application and bring it (along with a $50 non-refundable check made out to UC Regents for full-cost applications) to the Child Care Services office at:

Early Childhood Education Center
501 Adobe Circle Road
Irvine, CA 92617

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Non-discrimination Statement

UCI Child Care Services welcomes all families into our programs.  The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.  This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.  We welcome the enrollment of families and children with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.