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Get help paying for child care

ASPCC scholarship
Current students can apply for a scholarship to help cover the costs of childcare.  See more here: Student-Parent Scholarship.

CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) is a federal department of education grant that supports the participation of low-income parents in post-secondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services. For more information, contact Diane at dlthornt@pcc.edu.


Child Development Center

 CDC 102 | 971-722-4424 | childcare.sy@pcc.edu

The Child Development Center is licensed by the state of Oregon and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The center is planned and staffed to provide a training facility for the Early Education and Family Studies department students and a sound educational program for young children.

The center has openings for online Preschool Promise Slots for qualifying families for Winter/Spring 2021!


YMCA Child Development Center


The team at YMCA offer state licensed care with incredible convenience found right here at the Southeast Campus. The PCC Southeast Campus YMCA Child Development Center serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and the flexible schedule available to parents is certain to meet the needs of our community. Center hours are from 7am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday. To find out more about the new child development center contact the center director at 971-722-6383 or at pccsecdc@ymcacw.org.

Financial assistance is available in multiple forms for students. The Southeast Campus ASPCC offers a Childcare Grant to students and is also participating in a college-wide CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) grant funded by the US Department of Education. For more information about both of these options call ASPCC at 971-722-6262 or email childcare.se@pcc.edu.

The YMCA also offers financial assistance.


Albina Head Start

Applicants must qualify for Head Start, a federal early childhood development program as determined by Albina Head Start.

Rock Creek

Fruit and Flower Child Care Center

971-722-6920 | rebecca.howe@fruitandflower.org

Rock Creek Campus has a new facility to provide childcare services for its community as of fall 2019. Fruit and Flower, an established non-profit in the business of childcare services, is the provider for this center.

Since 1906, Fruit and Flower has served working and student families in the Portland metro area by providing exemplary childcare services. Fruit and Flower early education program focuses on the individual child and their specific strengths and learning styles. The classrooms combine purposeful play and teacher directed activities. The teachers’ philosophy is to guide and facilitate a love of learning with an emphasis on literacy, math, science and art.

Center hours are from 6:45 am to 6:15 pm Monday through Friday. To find out more about the services at the new childcare center visit Fruit and Flower website, or contact 971-722-6920 or rebecca.howe@fruitandflower.org.

Financial assistance is available in multiple forms for students. For information about the college-wide Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant funded by the US Department of Education and the Student Parent Scholarship via ASPCC, see the “get help paying for childcare” box on this page. Fruit and Flower also has a long tradition of providing scholarship opportunities to families in need. Students are encouraged to request information about these opportunities.

Parenting club

The Rock Creek Women’s Resource Center facilitates a Parenting Club and also maintains lists of useful resources. You may contact Kristen Martin at the Rock Creek Campus Women’s Resource Center at 971-722-7448.