Deana Grobe
Roberta B. Weber
Organizational Affiliation(s): 
Oregon State University
Publication Date: 
October, 2016

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.

2016 Findings

  • Between 1994 and 2016 statewide prices increased 130% for center care for a toddler and 100% for small home-based care. Data for large home-based providers were available for the years 2000 through 2016. In that period their prices increased 60%.
  • Child care markets are local with variation among communities.
Contact Information
Oregon Child Care Research Partnership
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