Child Care & Parenting
Information on child care and parent support resources in the community.
Campus Child Care & Parenting Resources
Chemeketa Child Development Center
Chemeketa's Early Childhood Education Program has operated the Child Development Center lab school on the Salem campus since 1972. The Child Development Center is open to families from the community as well as Chemeketa students, staff and faculty. We provide childcare for children ages 2.5 - 5, parent education and virtual learning and support. Additional subsidized services are available to eligible student parents through the CCAMPIS grant.
Community Child Care & Parenting Resources
Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties (Marion & Polk counties)
Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties provides a safe, engaging environment and programs for youth. Membership fees are $5 or $15, depending on age. Clubs are located in Salem, Keizer, and Woodburn. Visit the website for age requirements, club locations, hours, phone numbers, and more information.
Family Building Blocks (Marion & Polk counties)
2425 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem
971.301.1003 (intake coordinator)
503.566.2132 (main office)
Temporary emergency child care for first responders, healthcare workers, and other essential workers with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Relief Nursery offers therapeutic classrooms, home visits, parenting education, and case management for families with a child age 0-5. Quality and gently used children's clothing is available to families through their Clothes Closet for children from infant to age 5. Clothing Closet is only available for families in the Family Building Blocks program during COVID-19. Locations include Salem, Dallas, Woodburn, and Sublimity.
A Family Place, Relief Nursery & Parent Support, (Yamhill County)
435 NE Evans St, McMinnville
Relief nursery to support families with children ages 0-5 with specialized classrooms, parent education and home visitation. Locations are in McMinnville and Newberg. Emergency 3-day supply of diapers are offered each Thursday 10 AM-12 PM. Families are eligible once per month. Pick up locations is in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church 125 SE Cowls St., McMinnville, and Mary's Place/Joyful Servant Lutheran Church 1714 Villa Rd, Newberg. For Sheridan, Willamina, or Grand Ronde, contact Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 971-241-6975. No program enrollment required.
Michael the Archangel, Diapers & Baby Supplies (Marion & Polk counties)
1725 Capitol St NE, Salem
Emergency diaper supplies (12 per month per family). Formula, baby food, and clothing offered. Provide ID for pick up. Call ahead for hours and to ensure supplies are available.
St. Germaine's, Diapers & Baby Supplies (Marion & Polk Counties)
3855 Wolverine St NE, Ste A2, Salem
Emergency formula (1 can every other month), diapers, and baby clothing. Provide ID for pick up. No program enrollment needed. Call ahead for hours and to ensure supplies are available.
Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC), Oregon Department of Human Services
Employment-Related Day Care helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working. To be eligible, you must: Be an Oregon resident, employed with an income below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, have qualifying children, need child care to remain employed, and use a child care provider that meets DHS requirements.
Oregon WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
WIC serves lower-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age 5 who have health or nutrition risks. In addition to supplemental food, WIC offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other public and private community resources. Applicants must meet four criteria to be eligible for WIC: 1. Live in Oregon. 2. Be a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or a child under 5 years old. 3. Have a household income less than 185% of the federal poverty limit. (Individuals who can prove Fully eligible for Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan, TANF, SNAP/Food Stamps or FDPIR are automatically income eligible for WIC.) 4. Have a nutritional need or risk.