Oregon Child Care Market Price Study 2018

Oregon Child Care Market Price Study 2018

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.

2018 Findings

  • Between 1994 and 2018 statewide prices increased 157% 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 2018. In that period their prices increased 68%.
  • Child care markets are local with variation among communities.


Contact info

Oregon Child Care Research Partnership