Child Care Resources 

How to Find Child Care
Call: 211 
Text: "children" or "niños" to 898211 (TXT211)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-11pm; Saturday & Sunday 8am-8pm

For Help Affording Child Care & Preschool

  • Employment Related Child Care (ERDC)
    ERDC is a state subsidy to help families afford child care. ERDC will pay a maximum of $1415 each month to providers for each eligible child in the family. Subsidy amounts depend on the child's age, caregiver employment, provider type, and location within the state. Apply before the end of February for increased subsidy amounts! Please see ERDC Info for more information about Employment Related Day Care.
  • Community Child Care Initiative (CCI)
    The Community Childcare Initiative offers Portland families and child care providers financial assistance for child care. Eligible families pay no more than 8% of their monthly gross income for child care. The program is funded by the Portland Children's Levy. 
  • Baby Promise 
    Baby Promise offers free, full-day quality care and education for eligible children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Baby Promise is a state funded program designed to help families find and maintain high-quality infant and toddler care. 
  • Preschool Promise
    Preschool Promise is available to families who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. It is open to children who are 3 and 4 years old. Preschool Promise is a state funded program and offers preschool slots in school, centers, and with in-home preschool providers.