Oregon Child Care Market Price Study 2010

Oregon Child Care Market Price Study 2010

Deana Grobe
Roberta B. Weber
Organizational Affiliation(s)
Oregon State University
Publication Date


The Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care (family child care, center, certified family care), the local supply and demand for child care, pricing modes (hourly, monthly, etc), and facilities’ perceptions of the capacity of families to pay for care. This study fulfills the federal requirement that the state complete a market price survey every two years.

2010 Findings

  • Between 1994 and 2010 statewide prices increased for most ages and types of care.
  • Child care markets are local with variation among communities.
  • The percent of slots that can be purchased with the value of DHS payment rates decreased from 68 percent to 64 percent between 2008 and 2010.

Contact info

Oregon Child Care Research Partnership