Rates and Hours

Student, Staff, & Community Rates as of 2017

How much does childcare cost at Little Vikings? Student Rates are subsidized by the Student Incidental Fee and thus students receive a reduced rate. In order to qualify for the student rate, students must be enrolled in at least 8 undergraduate or 5 graduate credits. Staff who are students using the staff fee privilege do not qualify for the student rate because they do not pay student fees. However, students who are using the staff fee privilege through a family member do pay student fees and do qualify for the student rate. Beginning January 1, 2017 the rates for childcare will be as follows :

Minimum charge is one hour of care.

Student Rate $9.00/Hr $8.00/Hr
Faculty/Staff Rate $12.50/Hr $11.50/Hr
Community Rate $13.75/Hr** $12.75/Hr**

**Community may reserve spots no more than 7 days in advance

Daily and Camp Day Rates

Daily and Camp Day Rates are available during Helen Gordon Child Development Center and Portland Public Schools closures. Community may not make reservations during PPS non-instructional days

  Ages 3-12   
Student Rate $50
Faculty/Staff Rate $65

*If you have any questions about rates please email lvikings@pdx.edu or call (503) 725-8800.

Rates subject to change.


Late Pick-Up Fee:
If your child is picked up after our closure time, you could be charged a $10 late fee. If you are more that 10 minutes late, you will charged an additional $1 per minute after that.
Late Payment Fee:
Payments are due at the time of service. You have been allowed to accumulate this balance with the understanding that at times as a student it is difficult to pay in advance. Payments that are over 30 days past due may be charged a $60 late payment fee.
Late Charges:
 All parents must give firm return times. This is to allow us to have proper staffing and keep us from going over maximum capacity. If a parent does not return by their indicated return time, they will be charged for the time elapsed after the reserved care ended. If parents fail to pick up their children by the time Little Vikings closes for the day, Little Vikings reserves the right to charge a $10 penalty, plus $1 per minute for each minute the parent is late after 10 minutes past closing time. If parents show a repeated pattern of not picking up their children on time (3 times or more) Little Vikings reserves the right to deny use of Little Vikings for the rest of the term or year.
Refund Fee:
There will be a 10% refund fee for all refunds. This fee is to help offset the 16% that we are charged for refunding money.

PSU Student Parents, We can help you pay for Childcare!!!

The Jim Sells Child Care Assistance Program provides childcare assistance to student families who could not otherwise afford the full cost of child care while attending Portland State University. Students with dependent children who are carrying 8 or more undergraduate or 5 or more graduate/postbac credits are eligible to apply. This program is open to students with children enrolled in either on or off campus childcare. The program can pay up to 50% of the cost of child care, depending on the student’s financial need.  Visit the RCSC website for more info!!