There is one full day Child Care Center currently operating at Oregon State University:
OSU Beaver Beginnings
Beaver Beginnings is located at 11th & Adams and is a full-day NAEYC Accredited child care center for children of students, staff and faculty.
There are 144 full-time spaces for infants through preschool, plus a full day private Kindergarten. They offer half-time, flex-time and full-time rates. The Center is operated by Children’s Creative Learning Centers.
Waitlists can be long, so contact Beaver Beginnings as soon as possible to be placed on their wait list.
Further information may be obtained by calling Beaver Beginnings at 541-737-4641 or at http://www.cclc.com/osu.
Additionally, we have:
OSU Child Development Lab, a part-day, pre-school child development lab.
The OSU Child Development Lab is a student training and research center located in Bates Hall (corner of 26th and Orchard Streets).
Our classrooms are bright and accessible and offer outdoor areas for active play. Preschool programs are provided for children from the OSU and Corvallis community.
Children must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1 of the year they enroll.
Classes of 20 children of mixed ages are enrolled. Classes meet for 10 weeks each term.
- Morning classes meet: Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. and offer breakfast & lunch.
- Afternoon classes meet: Tuesday-Friday, 1:00-3:45 p.m. and offer snack.
Families whose income falls below the poverty level may be eligible to enroll at no cost for the preschool program and additional services through the Oregon Head Start Pre-Kindergarten Program. Children with special developmental needs are welcome. Children at all levels of development and children who speak home languages other than English are welcome. Registration forms and cost information are available at the OSU Child Development Center or by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling the center office at 541-737-2516.
Our Little Village Drop-off Child Care Centers|Library and Dixon, are FREE short term drop off child care centers for children of students only, located in The Valley Library and at Dixon Recreation Center.
Students with children need times to study and work-out when traditional child care is not available to them. For this reason, student fees is paying for the operation of two Drop-off Child Care Centers, Our Little Village|Library and Our Little Village|Dixon.
Both centers are open evening and weekend hours. Students may drop-off their children ages 6months - 10 years on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to use the centers.
For specific information about each of the centers please visit their individual website pages:
Contact Kristi King, Our Little Village Site Coordinator, if you have further questions or would like additional information about either of the centers. 541-737-8122 or [email protected]
KidSpirit, a summer camp for school age children AND many classes for 2 years and up during the school year.
No School/Early Release Days
Kid Spirit ACES Program: Children in grades K-8th will enjoy a day participating in numerous activites and educational programs on OSU's campus!Full days are from 8:20am-4:30pm but many early release Friday Afternoon are from 2-6pm! Check out KidSpirits website for more information!
To see a list of other child care centers in the community, check out Local Child Care Resources.
To see a map of childcare centers in corvallis, click here.