UCI Housing Childcare Programs

Verano Housing offers two school-age childcare programs as well as a weekly playgroup.

After-School Program

This program offers a safe and stimulating environment for children in grades 1st – 6th. Verano and Palo Verde residents receive a reduced rate. Regular activities include quiet time for homework, arts, crafts, sports, and healthy snacks. The program is open from late-August through mid-June, Monday – Friday, 2 – 5:45 p.m. and meets in the Old Recreation Center. Registration is required and enrollment is limited. (LIC 304270323)


Parents/Caregivers and their children aged birth to five years old are invited to participate in our free weekly playgroup. The Playgroup meets at the playground near Laundry Room 6 (off of Parking Lot 24). A playgroup coordinator initiates conversation and activities with the expectation that parents/caregivers will get involved and join in the fun. There is no charge or registration, just a desire to meet other parents in Verano and have a positive experience with your child. This is not a drop off program.

Verano Summer Program

This fun summer program for children ages five through twelve years old is offered from the mid-June through the end of August, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Activities include fieldtrips, sports, arts and crafts, and swimming lessons (limited dates). Registration is required and enrollment is limited. (LIC 304270323)

UC Irvine Child Care Services

In addition to the programs offered by Housing, the university's Child Care Services offers resources to parents and several child care facilities/programs (see below). For more information, including hours, locations, enrollment, and contact info, visit UCI Child Care Services or call (949) 824-2100.