Childcare & Family Resources

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Childcare Financial Support

ASUO Childcare Subsidy
Phone: 541-346-0632 | Location: EMU Suite 004
Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Fridays By Appointment Only
This student fee funded program provides finances to eligible students to help ease the cost of childcare. Eligibility is based on need and range from 20-50% of the designated maximum for the fiscal year. Summer subsidies available. Online application available.

Oregon Department of Human Services Employment Related Day Care Reimbursement
541-686-7878 | Location: 2885 Chad Dr., Eugene, OR 97408
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (except state holidays)
The State of Oregon can provide families with financial help with child care costs. ERDC is a subsidy program. This means eligible families still pay part of the child care cost. This amount depends on the family’s income, size, and the amount the child care provider charges.

Oregon Student Childcare Grant
541-687-7400 | Location: 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Oregon Student Child Care Grant Program was established to assist parents enrolled in postsecondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children’s development while allowing completion of the parent’s academic programs. Eligibility criteria apply. Grant application period has historically been between January and May.

Ford Opportunity Program Scholarship for Single Parents
Phone: 877-864-2872 (toll free), 541-485-6211 (local) | Location: 44 Club Rd, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A scholarship opportunity for Oregon residents who are single parents. A need-based award, able to cover up to 90% of a student’s unmet financial need with a limit of $25,000 per year. Must apply and meet certain eligibility criteria. Alternatives to FAFSA acceptable.

Campus Childcare Providers

Co-Op Family Center
Phone: 541-346-7400 | Location: 2250 Patterson St, Eugene, OR 97405
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
The Family Center provides childcare at reduced rates for UO students. The Center aims to involve parents in the care and education of their children and provides resources to improve parenting skills. Care includes breakfast, lunch, and snack for children.

Moss Street Children’s Center
Phone: 541-346-4384 | Location: 1685 Moss St., Eugene, OR 97403
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Moss Street Children’s Center’s primary mission is to support UO student parents by providing high-quality care for their children while they attend classes. Care includes breakfast, lunch, and snack for children.

Vivian Olum Child Development Center
Phone: 541-346-6586 | Location: 1650 Columbia St., Eugene, OR 97403
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
The Vivian Olum Child Development Center is a comprehensive, early childhood care and development program serving UO faculty, staff, and student families, and community families on a space available basis. The Vivian Olum Child Development Center is a program of the UO Human Resources, Work-Life Resources.

Tax Benefits

Earned Income Tax Credit
Working students, and UO faculty and staff who have at least one child living with them may be eligible for a tax credit that is based on a percentage of earned income. For more information, call the Payroll Office at (541) 346-1126.

Working Family Household and Dependent Care Credit
The purpose of this credit is to help low- to moderate-income families pay for the care of their dependents while they’re working or looking for work.

Events, Museums, and Programs

The Graduate School maintains a list of family friendly events and programs on campus and in the larger community.

Behavioral Support

Looking Glass
Phone: 1-888-989-9990
Looking Glass operates a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week crisis line for parents of children up to age 18 to call when their child is having an immediate mental health, emotional, or behavioral crisis.


Additional health, mental health, and crisis support resources can be found on the Healthcare Resources page.

Page last updated 9/4/18