Child Care Fast Facts
Children in care
Oregon children under the age of 13 (total) 580,000
Oregon children under the age of 13 in paid child care 205,000
Oregon children in licensed child care 90,000
Families with child care aged children using paid care 43% Affordability of care
Mean $ per hour spent on child care $2.62
Mean $ per month families spend on child care $234
Families spending more than 1/10 of income on child care 30%
Mean # hours of care purchased each week per family 27 Availability of care
# of Certified child care Centers 980
# of Registered Family Child Care Homes 4,460
# of Certified Family Homes 270
# child care slots per 100 children 18 Child care safety
# of health and safety reviews in the past 12 months 3,400
# of complaints investigated 850 Child Care’
s Impact on Oregon’s Economy
Generates more than $639 million in gross annual revenues
Employs at least 14,420 people in
7,900 small businesses
Supports the employment of more than 90,000 parents earning an estimated
$2.6 billion annually.
Serves 123,000 children, representing 20% of all Oregon children under the age of 13.
Brings in more than $122 million of federal funds that support approximately 4,000 more Oregon jobs.
Purchases more than $256 million in goods and services from other Oregon industries annually.
Enables working parents to produce $3 billion in goods and services which are sold outside Oregon (exports).