Beaver Beginnings Child Care Center

Beaver Beginnings is an accredited KinderCare Learning Center that provides the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. We offer five programs based on age, as wellas summer programs that will help your child explore and discover the world around them.

For students, staff and faculty


Chris Riggan, Director


Azalea Child Care Center

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

For students, staff and faculty


Tania Henry, Director


Our Little Village

The Our Little Village child care centers are FREE, short-term (3 hours) drop off child care centers located on campus in the Valley Library and at Dixon Recreation Center. 

For OSU students



Kristi King, Student Family Coordinator


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




Activities Create Excitement on No-School Days: Whether your child is a budding artist, athlete, chef or scientist, they will learn through play as KidSpirit offers a range of activities to inspire your kids from bowling, basketball and gymnastics to cooking, arts & crafts, on-campus field trips, and much more.

For students, staff and faculty



Try for FREE! Using OSU's portal you can search for care providers near you without paying membership costs. You will have access to view thousands of provider profiles, view references, and request background checks. is more than just child care, you can also find elder care, pet sitting and housekeeping services.

Visit to create a free profile using your ONID email address.

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 Agency 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 | |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).