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Child Care Facilities & Assistance

Finding and maintaining childcare for your child is one of the most difficult parts of being a student. We have compiled information and resources to try to make it easier for you to find what you need. If you still need help, please contact our office and one of our friendly staff will be more than willing to assist you.


The Jim Sells Child Care Assistance Program 

This fund provides childcare assistance in the form of a subsidy to eligible student families attending Portland State University. Find out more here!

Childcare Facilities

If you are looking for on-campus or off-campus childcare, we can help! We have recommendations for locations on and near the PSU campus.


We've compiled a list of charter and magnet schools in the Portland area HERE

Financing Childcare

There are a number of programs, both on campus and off, that are available to assist you in paying for childcare. Please see our "Paying for Childcare" page for more specific information.


Are you interested in providing babysitting, or in need of a reliable babysitter who understands your student schedule? Head over to our babysitting page to find out more about our babysitter list.

Fact Sheets

The Resource Center for Students with Children has developed these documents in a format that is easily printable, so that you can print them out and take them with you as you go to tour childcare centers or homes.