RCCCS came to fruition in 1980, through a very resourceful group of parents looking to connect with and learn from each other in regards to children and family. For this purpose, a small childcare centre, which later became Rainbow Preschool, was developed and housed at Camp Douglas and completely run by a volunteer staff of parents.

In 1990, the community group was incorporated as the Roberts Creek Childcare Society. Shortly thereafter, a group of parents began searching and fundraising for a new larger location to house Rainbow Preschool.

After a rather fruitless search for a new location, the parent group lobbied School District 46 (SD46) for a piece of land next to Roberts Creek Elementary School, where they could build a building.

After a successful joint RCCCS and SD46 application to the Ministry of Education for funds, a prefabricated building was erected behind the Elementary School.

A dedicated volunteer team organized the building site and fundraised for extra funds for landscaping and other expenses.

RCCCS took occupancy of its new location on September 12, 1995.

Two years later, a need for after school care for Roberts Creek Elementary School students was identified, and RCCCS developed the Treehouse Program. In the years since then, there have been various changes to the RCCCS programs, as the organization adjusts to meet the changing educational and care needs of families in the community.