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Childcare Centers Near PSU

YMCA Market Street - Please note that this YMCA location has closed as of Fall 2014.


KinderCare 138 SW Clay

KinderCare 1400 SW 5th

St. James Child Development Center

Childcare Search Databases

Metro Child Care Resource & Referral Local nonprofit that maintains a data base of certified childcare providers.

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

Drop-In Childcare Centers

Baerly Big Drop in day care located in Tigard, Oregon. Ages 2.5 years to 12 years, $9/hour for one child, $13/hour for 2 children, $15/hour for 3 children. Must pay a registration fee of $10 for first time use. Open on Saturday.

Garden Home Recreation Center in Tualatin, provides 3 hours of drop-in care for $18, 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 $8/hour 1 child, $12/hour for 2 children, $14/hour for 3 children, $16/hour for 4 kids. Must pay a first-time registration fee of $15. Open Saturday and Sunday.

Village Child Care provides drop-in childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Cost is $14/hour for under 36 months, $12/hour for over 36 months.

WeVillage Anytime drop in childcare, afterschool care and preschool located in NW Portland and Hillsboro, Oregon.
Children 6 weeks to 1 year are $15/hour, 1-3 years $12/hour, 3+ years old $10/hour (member rates with $85 registration fee). Open on Saturday and Sunday.


211info - Dial 211 toll free from any phone to receive referrals for a variety of services - financial, health, housing, utilities, assistance, and more.

State of Oregon: Food, Cash, Housing Assistance programs aimed at stabilizing and strengthening families, helping families and individuals become self-sufficient, reducing barriers to employment and improving the health and welfare of children.

Energy Assistance Programs in Energy Services offers direct weatherization as well as low-income energy assistance to qualified homes.

Oregon HEAT Oregon HEAT works with nearly 30 partner agencies located throughout Oregon to help low- income Oregonians with emergency energy assistance during the winter months.

State of Oregon: Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Public health Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Oregon Student Assistance Commission State agency dedicated to creating a college-going culture for all Oregonians by providing access through information, mentoring, and financial support.

Financing Childcare

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

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.
Fun Stuff for Kids

Portland Family Fun Portland’s online network for family fun.


Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare The child and family program offers assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health and substance abuse concerns.

Dougy Center The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Morrison Child and Family Services Morrison Child and Family Services provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health, substance abuse and prevention services for children from birth through age 18.
Trillium Family Services Trillium equips children and their families with the right tools to treat mental health conditions and create new environments that prevent reoccurrences and enable children to realize their full potential.

State of Oregon: Oregon Health Plan The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) provides health care coverage to low- income Oregonians.


Co-abode This program offers a unique “matchmaking” service to provide single moms with one or more children the opportunity to share housing, while pooling resources and finances with another single mom of their choosing.

Housing Connections Housing Connections is a data base that connectspeople with a place to live, housing services and housing information.


Nursing Mother's Counsel of Oregon Free breastfeeding classes, workplace lactation support, and 24 hour phone support.

Birthingway Breastfeeding Center Free warm-line, free consultations, in-home visits, support groups, baby clothing exchange, and supplies.

Oregon Health Authority Database of Oregon breastfeeding laws and resources.

La Leche League Nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.


Legal Services

Legal Aid Services of Oregon Legal Aid Services of Oregon is a non-profit organization that provides representation on civil cases to low-income clients throughout Oregon.

Legal Aid Foreclosure Help Direct legal assistance and pro bono referrals for low income Oregon homeowners and tenants faced with foreclosure-related legal problems.

Parent Education Courses (Portland Community College) Courses taught by PCC to assist parents develop skills for successful parenting.

Early Childhood Services Early Childhood Services is a free program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or parenting young children that offers home visits and childbirth education classes.

Parent Support Center The Parent Support Center Program offers an array of parenting classes and workshops.