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Child Care Information

Campus Childcare

Little Vikings Drop-In Childcare Center - Provides drop-in, reserved and occasional care for children of students, staff and faculty ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Pay only for the care you need.

ASPSU Children’s Center- 126 Smith Memorial Student Union, 503-725-2273. PSU’s short and long hourly childcare for students, staff and faculty.

Helen Gordon Child Development Center- PSU’s full-day infant/toddler, preschool and kindergarten program and laboratory, which serves 200 children, aged four-months to six years.


Childcare Centers Near PSU   

 YMCA Market Street

 KinderCare 138 SW Clay

 KinderCare 1400 SW 5th

 St. James Child Development Center


Financing Childcare

Jim Sells Subsidy Program helps pay a percentage toward on and off-campus childcare

CCAMPIS- contact Laura West The CCAMPIS grant helps pay a percentage towards on-campus childcare.

Oregon DHS: Child Care The Employment Related Day Care program (ERDC) helps eligible low-income working families pay for child care.

Parent As Scholars Parents as Scholars helps support parents who are or will be undergraduates in beginning or continuing a two- or four-year degree program.

Oregon Student Child Care Grant Assist parents enrolled in post-secondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children’s development while allowing completion of the parent’s academic programs.


Childcare Search Databases

Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network Online network of childcare resources and information.

Child Care Resource and Referral of Multnomah County Local non-profit, state designated resources and referral agency that links providers and families seeking quality child care.

Also check out our Babysitter's List, a list of PSU students providing babysitting for reasonable rates.

Drop-In Childcare Centers

Baerly Big Drop in day care located in Tigard, Oregon. Ages 2.5 years to 12 years, $8/hour for one child, $12/hour for 2 children, $14.25/hour for 3 children. Open on Saturday.

Garden Home Recreation Center in SW Portland, provides 3 hours of drop-in care for $15, must pre-register. Ages 6 weeks to 10 years.

Happy Bear Day Care Center in NE Portland provides drop-in care with 24 hours notice, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Cost is $40/day.

Kids Klubhouse at 7515 SW Barnes Road in Portland, provides daytime and evening drop-in care until 10 PM at night. Ages 2.5 to 12 years.  $15 registration, then $6/hour 1 child, $10/hour for 2 children, $13/hour for 3 children, $15/hour for 4 kids. Open Saturday and Sunday.

Little Vikings Drop-In Childcare Center -  on the PSU campus at 1136 SW Montgomery Street, Epler Hall, Suite 101. Provides drop-in, reserved and occasional care for children of students, staff and faculty  at PSU ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Hours are 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Friday. Cost for students is between $6.00 to $8.80, cost for staff and faculty ranges from $9.00 to $12.10 per hour.  

Village Child Care provides drop-in childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Cost is $12/hour for under 36 months, $10/hour for over 36 months. Cost is $60/day.

WeVillage Anytime drop in childcare, afterschool care and preschool located in NW Portland and Hillsboro, Oregon.. $10/hour one child, $16/hour for 2 children, $22/hour for 3 children (member rates with $75 registration fee). Open on Saturday and Sunday


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