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Thank you for choosing Moss Street to care for your child(ren). This child care has been on campus since 1970. Our current building was fully funded and our operational program is substantially funded by UO student incidental fees. That is why UO student families get first choice for available spaces.

As much of our scheduling and billing revolve around the UO academic calendar, how we operate may not look the same as a child care center in the general community. We strive to balance flexibility in scheduling care around parent class/work schedules while still being a good employer and giving staff a consistent work schedule during each term.


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UO Student Families
*Non-UO Student Families,
( UO Employee & Community Families)
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A UO student at Moss Street is someone who is seeking a degree, taking credits and paying incidental fees.

We are here to serve you first! Removing child care as a barrier to attending UO classes is our primary goal.

Moss Street is close to your on-campus classes, our staff to child ratios are low and we have more flexibility in scheduling than in a traditional child care setting.

Once enrolled, and as long as you remain a UO student, you will be given priority for scheduling of available spaces.

And, for each term that you are working toward a degree by being enrolled in incidental fee-paying classes, you will also receive the discounted UO student rate.

When taking one term off during a given academic year, you will still receive priority scheduling, but you will pay the higher, non-UO student rate for that term.


You were offered care because, after placing current and new UO student families, we still had space available.

Continuity of care is important to families, children and our staff. Thus, once offered space for your child, you can expect to be offered the same, or similar, hours for the rest of that academic year. The academic year runs Fall through Spring, so if you start care Fall or Winter term, you will have an offer of care through Spring term of that same academic year.

You will also be able to submit a summer term-only application, if wanted.

Then, to start the new academic year in September, space will again be given to UO student families first.

Because we always try to serve as many UO students as possible, at the beginning of an academic year, it can often be difficult to get into Moss Street- especially for the Littles (03-24mos), Middles (24-26mos) and Preschool (3-5yrs) age groups.

Often, more space exists in our after-school program (K-5th), for UO employee and community families, after all students have been served.

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Parent Council

Fall Term 2017 notes

Winter Term '17 Meeting:
Time: 6p-7:15p
Location: Moss Street Childrens Center

Please sign-up at the front desk

The Parent Council serves as an advisory body that, in conjunction with the Director, helps determine general policies for the operation of the Moss Street Children’s Center. Many of the policies in our handbook were developed in partnership with the Parent Council.

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