Child Care Programs

Before and After School Care Programs

Most of the district's elementary and K-8 schools offer on-site childcare during the school year, provided by licensed childcare organizations. These programs serve children ages 5-12. Programs run from 6:30am or 7am until the morning bell and in the afternoon until 6pm.

Spaces in these programs fill up quickly, so register now if you'll need before and after school care. Programs typically runs during late openings, winter and spring break, and in-service days.


Ainsworth Before & After School Care Association
2425 SW Vista (97201)

Ainsworth (afternoon care only)
3405 SW Naito  (97239)
Abernethy (971-998-3352), Chief Joseph
(503-780-9145), Maplewood (503-245-6985), Ockley Green (5053-780-9145) Richmond (503-962-9466), Winterhaven

Camp Fire Columbia
619 SW 11th Avenue #234 (97205)

Creative Science (503-209-2927), Sunnyside
(503-209-6989), Beverly Cleary (209-6855), Fernwood/Hollyrood (793-8032)
Duniway After School Care
7700 SE Reed College Place (97202)
Friendly House
2617 NW Savier (97210)
Chapman (at Friendly House walking distance)
Hand In Hand
PO Box 13129 (97213)
Roseway Heights
Irvington Extended Daycare
1320 NE Brazee (97212)
Irvington, Beaumont preschool
Jackson Club
10625 SW 35th Street (97219)
 Jackson Middle School
Kids Community Learning Center
2033 NW Glisan (97209)
Markham Children’s Care
10531 SW Capitol Hw (97219)
Portland Jewish Academy
6651 SW Capitol Hwy (97219)
Forest Park, Glencoe, Skyline
Peninsula Children’s Center
503 280-0534
4720 N Maryland (97217)
Sabin, Boise/Eliot
Stephenson Children’s Care
2627 SW Stephenson (97219)
Stephenson, Jackson Middle School
Vermont Hills Family Life
9115 SW Oleson Rd # 202 (97223)
Astor, Atkinson, Bridger, Bridlemile, Buckman, Creston, Hayhurst, Kelly (before school only), Lee, Rieke, Whitman
YMCA general number – 503-327-0007
9500 SW Barbur, Suite 240 (97219)
Alameda, Beach, Faubion, Grout, Laurelhurst, Lewis, Llewellyn, Scott, Vestal, Vernon, Woodstock
Some schools do not have space for childcare programs and arrange for bus transportation to other schools or centers.
For the 2013-14 school year, the following arrangements have been made:
  • Arleta to the Y’s Art Center
  • Cesar Chavez and Rosa Parks to Peninsula Children’s Center
  • Kelly to Whitman’s Vermont Hill’s program
  • Rigler to Scott’s Y program
  • King to Vernon's Y program ("hitcher" spaces on the bus only -- not guaranteed throughout the school year)
  • Woodlawn to Faubion

If your child's school does not offer on-site childcare, please contact Nancy Hauth, or 503-916-3230. Some schools arrange for off-site childcare and provide transportation. If your school does not provide off-site childcare, contact the Child Care Resource and Referral to learn about programs located near your child's school: 503-548-4400 or or

For information about evening and weekend child care providers for district family engagement events, click here.