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Oregon State University Child Care Records, 1969-2006

By Trevor Sandgathe

Collection Overview

Title: Oregon State University Child Care Records, 1969-2006

Predominant Dates: 1980-2000

ID: RG 280

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Office of the Dean of Students

Extent: 3.3 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Oregon State University Child Care Records (RG 280) are arranged into four series: Series 1. Child Care Administration and Advocacy, 1969-2006; Series 2. Campus Day Care Center, 1980-1986; Series 3. Growing Oaks Child Development Center, 1990-2001; Series 4. OSU Child Care Center, 1988-2000.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Oregon State University Child Care Records (RG 280) are comprised of correspondence, reports, financial records, contracts, manuals, and ephemera documenting child care associated with Oregon State University from the 1970s to the early 2000s. The collection includes records from the OSU Child Care Advisory Committee and other related committees and task forces; needs assessment surveys and reports; fundraising documentation; and administrative records from the Campus Child Care Center, the Growing Oaks Child Development Center, and the OSU Child Care Center.

Scope and Content Notes

The Oregon State University Child Care Records (RG 280) are comprised of materials documenting child care associated with Oregon State University from the 1970s to the early 2000s. The collection records the activities of committees and other organizations charged with overseeing child care services; surveys and needs assessments; funding challenges and efforts; and press and promotion. The collection also includes documentation of the genesis and operation of the Campus Day Care Center, the Growing Oaks Child Development Center, and the OSU Child Care Center. Administrative materials include facilities development and maintenance records, financial records, and documentation of partnerships with various agencies and contractors including the Corvallis Community Children's Centers, Joyful Noise Child Care, Kinder-Care Learning Centers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. General Services Administration.

Many of the records present in this collection were generated through the operations of the Office of the Dean of Students and the activities of several committees including the OSU Child Care Advisory Board and the Growing Oaks Board of Directors. Of particular note is the extensive body of correspondence and documentation generated by Dr. Nancy Vanderpool, Assistant Dean of Students, in her role as a liaison to the OSU Child Care Advisory Committee and other organizations associated with child care at Oregon State University.

The collection addresses numerous issues surrounding child care including the impact of access to affordable child care on women as students and employees; the financial and logistical burden of child care on parents and guardians; the low salaries and difficult working conditions of child care providers; and the availability of public funds for support of child care facilities and programs. It is comprised of correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, financial records, contracts, manuals, photographs, and ephemera.

Biographical / Historical Notes

In 1972, the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) Senate voted to fund a cooperative child care center for use by OSU students and staff. The Center began full time operation with a dedicated staff in 1974 and incorporated in 1975 as a private, nonprofit entity. The Center was supported using funds from OSU incidental fees, community funds, and income from child care tuition fees. The Center occupied several locations including on West Hills Road, NW Orchard Street, and Park Terrace Place and underwent several reorganizations as a result of funding changes including the complete, temporary defunding of the Center by Oregon State University in 1983.

In the early 1990s, Oregon State University partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States General Services Administration to build a day care center in the new EPA building on the OSU campus. The Growing Oaks Child Development Center (GOCDC) opened on SW 35th Street in 1991. The center was ultimately moved from the EPA site due to underattendance and is currently operated by the Corvallis Community Children's Centers.

The OSU Child Care Center was constructed in 1990-1991 as a permanent solution to the University's child care needs. The Center, located at the intersection of SW 11th Street and SW Adams Avenue, was in operation as of 2017 as Beaver Beginnings.



Author: Trevor Sandgathe

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 4 boxes, including 10 photographic negatives and 2 photographic prints

Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.

Related Materials:

Other collections with materials relating to child care on the Oregon State University campus include the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) Records (RG 011); Women's Center Records (RG 243); President's Commission on the Status of Women Records (RG 159); Finance and Administration Records (RG 131); and the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC).

Other child development and education materials can be found in the Human Development and Family Sciences Department Records (RG 085); College of Home Economics and Education Records (RG 141); Sharon E. Rosenkoetter Papers (MSS Rosenkoetter); Roberta Fraiser Anderson Papers (MSS AndersonR); Othniel R. Chambers Papers (MSS Chambers); Buena Maris Mockmore Papers (MSS Mockmore); and the Home Management House Photograph Collection (P 266).

Preferred Citation: Oregon State University Child Care Records (RG 280), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Oregon State University. Office of the Dean of Students
Vanderpool, Nancy Marston

People, Places, and Topics

Campus-based child care--Oregon--Corvallis.
Child care services--Costs.
Child development.
Day care centers.
Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc.
Oregon State University. Child Care Advisory Committee
Oregon State University. President's Commission on the Status of Women
University History
Women--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.

Forms of Material

Film negatives.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Child Care Administration and Advocacy, 1969-2006
Series 1 is comprised of records documenting administration of and advocacy for child care on the Oregon State University campus. This series includes records from the Coordinated Child Care Services Comittee, the OSU Child Care Advisory Committee, and the OSU President's Commission on the Status of Women. It also includes numerous needs assessment reports and project files documenting the demand for child care facilities, services, and funding on the campus; records of fundraising efforts including the activities of the OSU Child Care Friend Raisers; and press and promotional materials.
Sub-Series 1: Committees and Task Forces, 1980-2006
Box-Folder 1.1: Coordinated Child Care Services Committee, 1980-1993
Box-Folder 1.2: OSU Child Care Advisory Committee, 1986-1990
Box-Folder 1.3: OSU Child Care Advisory Committee, 1990-1998
Box-Folder 1.4: OSU Child Care Advisory Committee, 1991-2003
Box-Folder 1.5: OSU Child Care Advisory Committee, 2003-2006
Box-Folder 1.6: OSU Child Care Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes, 1986-1989
Box-Folder 1.7: OSU Child Care Advisory Committee - Oregon Public Employees Union (OPEU) Correspondence, 1986-1988
Box-Folder 1.8: OSU President's Commission on the Status of Women - Child Care Task Force, 1985
Sub-Series 2: Child Care Needs Assessments, 1969-1998
Box-Folder 1.9: OSU Child Care Needs Assessments, 1969-1985
Box-Folder 1.10: OSU Child Care Needs Assessments, 1984-1990
Box-Folder 1.11: OSU Child Care Needs Assessment Project, 1970-1971
Box-Folder 1.12: OSU Child Care Needs Assessment Project, 1973-1974
Box-Folder 1.13: OSU Child Care Needs Assessment Project - ASOSU, 1980
Box-Folder 1.14: OSU Child Care Needs Assessment Project, 1985-1986
Box-Folder 1.15: OSU Child Care Needs Assessment Project, 1986-1987
Box-Folder 1.16: OSU Child Care Needs Assessment Project, 1990-1991
Box-Folder 1.17: OSU Child Care Needs Assessment Project, 1998
Box-Folder 1.18: Child Care Needs Assessment - Oregon, 1985-1991
Box-Folder 1.19: Child Care Needs Assessment - United States, circa 1978-1993
Box-Folder 1.20: "An Analysis of the Need for Day Care Programs at Oregon State University," Juanita Peterson and Elaine Mayfield, 1974
Box-Folder 1.21: "Child Care for Parent Students at the University of Oregon: A Report of the ASUO Child Care Task Force", 1987
Box-Folder 1.22: "Child Care: A Report to the ASOSU President", 1988
Box-Folder 1.23: "Corvallis Housing and Childcare Feasibility Study Focus Group Report," Moore Iacofano Goitsman, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, and the City of Corvallis, 1989
Sub-Series 3: Grants and Funding, 1985-2006
Box-Folder 1.24: ASOSU Child Care Subsidy, 1989-1998
Box-Folder 1.25: Benton County Child and Youth Commission Child Care and Development Block Grant, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 1.26: Brunch in the Country Charitable Event, 2001
Box-Folder 1.27: Hewlett Packard Community Grants Program, 1994-1996
Box-Folder 1.28: Oregon State Scholarship Commission Proposal - "Pilot Program: Student Financial Aid for Child Care", 1990
Box-Folder 1.29: OSU Child Care Friend Raisers, 1987-1998
Box-Folder 1.30: OSU Child Care Friend Raisers, 1993-2002
Box-Folder 1.31: OSU Child Care Friend Raisers, 1994-1995
Box-Folder 2.1: OSU Child Care Friend Raisers, 1999-2001
Box-Folder 2.2: OSU Child Care Friend Raisers News, 1995-2006
Box-Folder 2.3: OSU Child Care Grant Proposals, circa 1985-1990
Sub-Series 4: Press and Promotional Materials, 1977-2001
Box-Folder 2.4: News Clippings, 1977-2001
Box-Folder 2.5: Press Releases and Promotional Materials, circa 1988-2000
Box-Folder 2.6: OSU Child Care Services and Programs Informational Packet, 1997-1998
Series 2: Campus Day Care Center, 1980-1986
Series 2 contains records of the Campus Day Care Center from 1980 to 1986. Much of the series is comprised of correspondence and memoranda detailing the Center's funding challenges. The series also includes articles of incorporation, promotional materials, records relating to the operation of the Park Terrace center, and materials on accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Box-Folder 2.7: Campus Day Care Center, Inc., 1980-1986
Box-Folder 2.8: Campus Day Care Center, Inc. - Park Terrace Child Development Center, 1981
Box-Folder 2.9: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1984-1986
Series 3: Growing Oaks Child Development Center, 1990-2001
Series 3 is comprised of records documenting the formation and administration of the Growing Oaks Child Development Center, a child care facility located in the Corvallis Environmental Protection Agency building. The series is comprised of reports, articles of incorporation, bylaws, tax records, and correspondence. The series also includes an extensive record of meeting minutes and memoranda from the Center's board of directors; records of partnerships with the U.S General Services Administration (an organization that oversaw child care centers supported by federal agencies); and agreements and communications with local contractors including Joyful Noise, Inc. and the Corvallis Community Children's Centers.
Box-Folder 2.10: Annual Reports, circa 1992-1994
Box-Folder 2.11: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memoranda, 1990-1992
Box-Folder 2.12: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memoranda, 1992-1994
Box-Folder 2.13: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memoranda, 1995-1996
Box-Folder 2.14: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memoranda, 1997
Box-Folder 2.15: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memoranda, 1998
Box-Folder 2.16: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memoranda, 1999
Box-Folder 2.17: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memoranda, 2000
Box-Folder 2.18: Board of Directors Membership Lists, 1995-2000
Box-Folder 2.19: Board of Diectors and Officers Selection, 1991-2000
Box-Folder 2.20: Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and Corporate Status Records, ca. 1990-1996
Box-Folder 2.21: Correspondence, 1992-2000
Box-Folder 2.22: Corvallis Community Children's Centers, 1994-2001
Box-Folder 2.23: Corvallis Community Children's Centers, 1994-2001
Box-Folder 2.24: Corvallis Community Children's Centers - Handbooks, 1994
Box-Folder 2.25: Joyful Noise Child Care, Inc., 1991-1993
Box-Folder 2.26: Tax Records, 1990-1997
Box-Folder 2.27: U.S. General Services Administration, 1991-2000
Box-Folder 3.1: U.S. General Services Administration - Child Care Center Surveys and Profiles, 1992-1994
Box-Folder 3.2: U.S. General Services Administration - "The Formation, Composition, and Responisibilities of a Nonprofit Board of Directors for Federal Child Care Programs", 1997
Box-Folder 3.3: "Request for Proposal to Operate Growing Oaks Child Development Center at the Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency", 1990-1993
Series 4: OSU Child Care Center, 1988-2000

Series 4 is comprised of materials documenting the construction and operation of the OSU Child Care Center, located on the OSU campus at SW 11th Street and SW Adams Avenue. The series extensively documents the planning and construction of the Center and includes correspondence between architects, contractors, and OSU officials overseeing the building's design and construction; financial records relating to the funding of the Center; photographs of the Center during and after completion of construction; and groundbreaking and grand opening ceremony materials.

The series also includes materials relating to accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEC) and the selection and ongoing management of child care contractors for the Center. Contractor records include the Child Care Contractor Selection Committee, the First Alternative Cooperative, and Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. The Kinder-Care records include contracts, training materials, correspondence, promotional items, reports, proposals, newsletters, and tutition information.

Box-Folder 3.4: Child Care Contractor Selection Committee, 1990-1991
Box-Folder 3.5: Child Care Contractor Selection Committee, 1990-1991
Box-Folder 3.6: Construction - Architect and Building Contractor Selection, 1989-1990
Box-Folder 3.7: Construction - Ground Breaking and Grand Opening, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 3.8: Construction - Planning and Administration, 1985-1991
Box-Folder 3.9: Construction - Planning and Administration, 1989-1991
Box-Folder 3.10: Construction - Planning and Administration, 1989-1991
Box-Folder 3.11: Facilities Maintenance, 1990-2000
Box-Folder 3.12: Financial Records, 1991-1998
Box-Folder 3.13: Financial Records, 1992-1997
Box-Folder 3.14: Financial Records - Individual Accounts, 1996-1998
Box-Folder 3.15: Financial Records - Individual Accounts, 1996-1998
Box-Folder 3.16: First Alternative Cooperative, 1997-1998
Box-Folder 3.17: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Contracts, 1991
Box-Folder 3.18: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Contracts, 1991-1998
Box-Folder 3.19: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Informational Binder, circa 1990
Box-Folder 3.20: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - KinderCare at Work Quarterly Review, 1994
Box-Folder 3.21: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Kinder Share Newsletter, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 3.22: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Marketing Kit, 1991
Box-Folder 3.23: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Promotional Materials, 1990-1993
Box-Folder 3.24: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Quarterly Reports Documentation, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 3.25: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Quarterly Reports Documentation, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 4.1: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - Tuition, 1992-1997
Box-Folder 4.2: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - "Proposal to Operate a Child Care Center at Oregon State University", 1991
Box-Folder 4.3: Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc. - "Proposal to Operate a Child Care Center at oregon State University", 1991
Box-Folder 4.4: Morse Bros., Inc., 1997-1998
Box-Folder 4.5: Photographic Prints and Negatives, circa 1991-1992
Box-Folder 4.6: "Request for Proposal: Operation of a Child Care Center at Oregon State University", 1988
Box-Folder 4.7: "Request for Bid: Design Concept for a University Child Care Center", 1988
Box-Folder 4.8: "Request for Porposal: Child Care Services  at Oregon State University", 1991
Box-Folder 4.9: "Request for Proposal: Childcare Services for Oregon State University", 2000

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