Dixon Kits ECE Center

Dixon Kits Early Care and Education (ECE) Center is an ERDC approved center operated by the Family Resource Center. There are 12 full time spaces for children ages infant through 30 months of age. Priority is given to those with the highest financial need.

For students, staff and faculty


Tania Henry, Director


[email protected]

Beaver Beginnings Child Care Center

Beaver Beginnings is an NAEYC accredited center operated by KinderCare Learning Center. There are 144 full-time spaces for infants through preschool.

For students, staff and faculty


Chris Riggan, Director


[email protected]

Azalea Child Care Center

Azalea Child Care Center is a full-day, soon to be NAEYC accredited center operated by Bright Horizons. There are 46 full-time spaces for infants through preschool.

For students, staff and faculty

We are transitioning this center to self-operation. Click here for FAQs.

For more information, please email [email protected] 

Our Little Village

The Our Little Village Early Care and Education Centers are reservable short-term (3.5 hours) AND drop-in short-term (3 hours) centers located on campus in Milne and Dixon Recreation Center.

For students, staff and faculty


Kristi King, FRC Asst. Director- OLV & Student Engagement


[email protected]

Child Development Center

The OSU Child Development Center is a student training and research program that gleans from and contributes to the knowledge base of child development and early care and education programming, to enhance the positive experience of all children.

For students, staff and faculty


Kathleen McDonnell, Director


[email protected]



KidSpirit strives to serve as a leader in providing children and youth with intentional, high quality, equitable learning experiences that promote positive interactions among adults & peers. Throughout the academic year KidSpirit offers school aged programming during public school breaks and weather closures. During the summer, KidSpirit offers half and full day child and youth programming. Scholarships may be available for qualifying students or employees.

For students, staff and faculty



[email protected]



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Other Child Care Resources


Community Resources

To get help finding local child care, please contact Family Connections which is our local Child Care Resource & Referral and is located on the Linn-Benton Community College campus in Albany. Their trained specialist can help you find child care in the community.

Specifically, they provide:

  • Referrals for parents looking for care
  • Training opportunities
  • Support and problem solving
  • How to start and manage a child care business

They can be reached at 541-917-4899 or 1-800-845-1363 | [email protected] |visit their website


What does quality child care look like?

The following links take you to external resources outlining the indicators and standards of quality early care and education, some include check-lists.  Any child care centers and family child care providers should be more than happy to discuss their programs and answer your questions.  The following quality standards are provided to guide your search in securing quality early care and education for your family.  FRC staff are available for individual consult as needed.

Oregon Early Learning Division- Child Care Search

National Association for the Education of Young Children- Program Standards

Child Care Services- Quality Child Care Checklists   

Zero to Three- How to Choose Quality Child Care

ChildCare Aware- Child Care Center Checklist


In addition, the state of Oregon maintains a data base of registered and certified providers, both family and center based:

The safety portal is an additional tool for you to access as you determine the optimal child care arrangement for your child(ren).