Special Event Care

Are you a PSU student, staff, or faculty member in need of childcare for your special event or conference? Little Vikings has 3 options for you!!

The first option is care provided near your event space.  This option is usually more easily accessible for participants. We will bring supplies and activities for the children. Cost for this service is outlined below.

The second option is care provided at Little Vikings. Little Vikings can open for special events outside our regular business hours. The center would be opened only for your event participants. Cost for this service is outlined below. The maximum number of children Little Vikings can accommodate is 8 children ages 6 weeks to 36 months, and 7 children ages 3 to 12 years.

The final option is for the event attendees to individually reserve care through Little Vikings during Little Vikings regular business hours, from 7:45 AM to 7:30 PM Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 AM to 5 PM on Friday. The attendees would be responsible for paying for care in advance. They can use the online registration system at this link. Unfortunately, there is often no space available for children ages 0 to 3 at Little Vikings, especially mid-day.

Little Vikings is a licensed childcare center. Care provided inside the center is provided under this license. If you choose care provided in Smith Memorial Student Union, care will be provided by staff from Little Vikings. All staff have had cleared background checks and received specialized training in first aid, CPR, recognizing and reporting child abuse, and food handling. They are experienced in working with young children, and will provide a safe, fun atmosphere for the children. We can also offer programming themed to the event the parents are attending, if you wish.

If you would like to schedule childcare for your event or conference, please contact Little Vikings at 503-725-8800 and ask for Amy Bouie or Marisol Barce. You can also email Little Vikings at lvikings@pdx.edu.


Type Of Care Base Rate per hour per room Extra Infant per hour Extra 3+ child per hour Snack Fee per child Meal Fee per child Travel Rate
Student On-Site $80 $9 $8 $3 $7 none
PSU Affliated-On Site $100 $12.50 $11.50 $3 $7 none
Student-Off Site $80 $9 $8 $3 $7 $40 per hour per room
PSU Affiliated-Off Site $100 $12.50 $11.50 $3 $7 $50 per hour per room


** The Base Rate covers 8 children. Events will be charged on a per child basis with each additional child