Essential Worker Child Care Directory

These are challenging times for everyone, but especially for parents who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. For them, high-quality and reliable child care is absolutely vital. If you are looking for care, our Emergency Child Care directory lists local providers who are registered to provide emergency child care and currently have openings. 

And to all those parents working essential jobs right now — thank you for all you do.

If you’re a child care provider who would like to be added to the list, contact

Arc-en-Ciel Montessori School
We are providing a French Language Immersion Montessori Program for children ages 2 months to 6 years. Infant House/La Pouponnière Nido, Toddler Community/La Petite Maison, Children’s House/La Maison des Enfants. We are also designated as an emergency services support program during the COVID-19 emergency.
Ages Served: Birth to 6 years
Address: 26 NE Morris St., Portland, OR, 97212

Discovery Gardens Childcare
Discovery Gardens Childcare is now enrolling for Emergency Childcare for essential workers. We accept children 6 weeks to 12 years old. Please call Kim at (971) 400-8813 for more details.
Ages Served: 6 weeks to 12 years
Address: 8418 N Brandon Ave., Portland, OR, 97217

Escuela Viva
The Escuela Viva North site will have 8 openings for children ages 3+. Additionally we will have four openings for children under the age of 2. These are temporary spaces at this time. These spots will be available after May 15, 2020.

The Escuela Viva SE site currently has ten openings for children ages 3+ for essential workers and first responders. We may open up four spots for children ages 6 months-12 months. These are temporary spots only.

Ages Served: 6 months to 5 years
Address: 7633 N Wabash Ave., Portland, OR 97217
Address: 1111 SE Pine St., Portland, OR, 97214

Owl and the Dove
Our preschool and Infant school still has available spots for Temporary Emergency Childcare. To learn more about our programs, go to or @owlandthedove on Instagram
Ages Served: 6 weeks to 5 years
Address: 6126 NE 12th Ave., Portland, OR, 97211

Tumbleweed Infant and Preschool Houses
Tumbleweed Infant and Preschool Houses has a vision to provide quality childcare, supporting staff in their professional goals and creating a community oriented environment. Tumbleweed focuses on optimizing self-guided, individualized, and healthy development of all members of our community, while supporting each child, caregiver, and family with respect, heart-felt interest, and care. We prioritize fostering secure attachments, especially between each child and primary care provider to promote a deeper understanding of children in our communities.
Ages Served: 6 weeks to 5.5 years
Address: 7217 SE 70th Ave., Portland, OR, 97206

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