Are you looking for just a few hours of care for your child ages 6 weeks to 12 years? Or perhaps your school-age child has a “no-school” day when you still have class? Little Vikings was created just for you! We provide walk-in, reserved and occasional care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. You can reserve care in advance, or just walk-in (although we can’t guarantee space will be available unless you reserve it). PSU students, staff, and faculty can reserve care for the entire term, up to 5 hours per day and 20 hours per week. Click here to read about our COVID-19 precautions and procedures. Click Here for the latest immunization rates and information. Questions? Please contact us via email at email@example.com.
In addition to in-person childcare, Little Vikings is now also offering remote services. Services include free one-on-one Virtual Teacher Playdates for children ages 3-12. The Little Vikings Online Activity Room, is a place to send your kids for fun games, programs, and activities that they can do independently while you are in school. And Crafting with Little Vikings, is a free and fun comfortable online space for children to enjoy crafting with Little Vikings teachers. Visit our Remote Support page to learn more about these services.
HOW IT WORKS
FALL TERM 2021
We provide walk-in, reserved and occasional care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. You can reserve care in advance, or just walk-in (although we can’t guarantee space will be available unless you reserve it). PSU students, staff, and faculty can reserve care for the entire term, up to 5 hours per day and 20 hours per week.
SUMMER TERM 2021
Little Vikings is offering full-day care with a 3-day per week or a 2-day per week option. The center will accept children ages 6 weeks to 24 months old. Little Vikings is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Center hours are 9:00 am-4:00pm. For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional Information on our Summer Program, Click Here. For rates, Click Here.
FALL TERM 2021
Every child who comes to Little Vikings must be registered in MyProcare. Registration is not a guarantee of space. If you have not registered before, you will need to do so before you can use Little Vikings for either Walk-In or Reserved Care.*** Please note, If you have used MyProCare with a different provider, you will need a unique email address when you register. MyProCare works best with Google Chrome.
Once you are registered you can request childcare using this form. *Registration opens at noon on August 16th! You will receive a reply with 1 business day to confirm your request has been granted. If you need an immediate reply, or are trying to reserve space less then 24 hours ahead, call 503-725-8800 Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM to reach a staff member.
SUMMER TERM 2021
Every child who comes to Little Vikings must be registered. First complete this Childcare Request Form. This form is not a guarantee of space. Once our staff receives the completed form, we will contact you to confirm if we can offer you a space or if you will be placed on our waitlist. To accept the offer of space, you will need to pay a deposit (which will be applied to your first month of tuition), and complete our required paperwork.
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LITTLE VIKINGS & BABY VIKINGS STAFF
Marisol Barce: Director, Little Vikings Flexible Child Care Center
Marisol graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Science with an option in Human Services. She has 10 years experience working with children, and she enjoys every minute of it.
Marisol is the youngest of four children, and her favorite thing to do as a child was to tag along with her older siblings. She wanted to be around them at all times; she's not sure they had the same feeling. She loves working for PSU and, assisting students with children accomplish their goals by providing quality affordable, accessible, and safe occasional, reserved, and flexible childcare.
Outside of work, Marisol enjoys hiking. At work, she likes meeting and getting to know parents, and watching them graduate. Marisol just became a student parent, her daughter is two years old, and she sees the biggest challenge as not being able to spend enough time with her. Marisol’s goals include learning, and teaching her staff the knowledge and experience she acquires along the way.
Kacy Gardner: Director, Baby Vikings
Kacy graduated from Portland Community College with an associate transfer in Science and is working towards a Bachelor's in Child Psychology from Portland State University. She is a student parent with 5 children of her own. Her passion for serving families began at a young age; helping her aunt care for foster children as a teen. That began her journey of helping families.
Working for PSU has provided an enlightening experience working with student parents. Prior to working at PSU, Kacy was an assistant director at a childcare center. Becoming the Director at Baby Vikings has provided opportunities for her to learn from the diverse community at PSU.
Natasha Mason, Office Specialist, Little Vikings & Baby Vikings
Natasha was a teacher at both Baby and Little Vikings for two years and has worked with children for nearly five years. She has an Associate’s Degree in Child Development with a certificate in Infant and Toddler Development. Currently she is majoring in English and is set to graduate in the fall of 2020. She enjoys reading, taking care of kids, watching movies with her husband, and spoiling her niece and two nephews.
Natasha is working on developing resources to aid families and student staff, maintaining records, corresponding with families, providing support to both directors and the team at Services for Students with Children.