Now enrolling for infant, toddler and preschool programs!

Little Beavs Child Care provides a comprehensive year-round child care and early learning program.


Little Beavs offers an engaging, rich and grounding experience. Our program is designed to help your child develop individually, socially and academically – not only so they are well prepared for kindergarten — but also for a lifetime of learning and growing as capable, dynamic individuals.

Children learn through play. At Little Beavs, children feel free to express themselves and explore in a creative, safe environment where active play leads to active learning. Your child’s extraordinary wealth of abilities and potential, and strength and creativity will be developed through a program that encourages creative intelligence, free thought, and sensitivity and awareness.


OSU-Cascades and COCC faculty, staff, students and the Central Oregon community.


Six Weeks to Six Years


Infant (6 weeks – 23 months)
Capacity: 8 Students
Staff Ratio: 1:4

Toddler (24 months – 35 months)
Capacity: 10 Students
Staff Ratio: 1:5

Preschool/Pre-K (3 years – 6 years)
Capacity: 10 Students
Staff Ratio: 1:5


Please inquire for tuition rates.

Subsidy for OSU-Cascades Student Parents

An Associated Students of Cascades Campus (ASCC) child care subsidy is available to support OSU-Cascades student parents. It is not intended to cover the entire cost of child care. Learn more and apply.

Program Options

Full Time: Monday through Friday
Part-Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday

Full Day: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Half Day Sessions: Morning or Afternoon


Graduate & Research Center (GRC)
650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, Oregon 97702

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About the Director

Dayna Swanson, Early Learning Center Director, is a licensed teacher who has lived in Bend since 2015. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and an elementary teaching credential and K-12 special education teaching credential from Dominican University of California. She also holds a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in full inclusion of special education students.

Prior to her five years in elementary education, Dayna worked for more than 10 years in early childhood education. She has always had a passion for early childhood education and the learning that takes place in those early years. She believes every child is special and unique, and that young children learn best through play, exploration and each other.

2021-2022 Holidays & Closures

Sep 6, 2021 - Labor Day
Nov 11, 2021 - Veterans Day
Nov 25-26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 24, 2021 - Christmas Day Observed
Dec 31, 2021 - New Year's Day Observed
Jan 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Day
May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day
Jun 17, 2022 - Juneteenth Observed
Jul 4, 2022 - Independence Day

For Students: Early Childhood Career Development Program

This 12-month paid career development program is your gateway to a job or career advancement in early childhood learning in Central Oregon. In this program designed especially for those interested in or currently working with young children, you’ll provide care and enrichment for infants to children age 5. A classroom teacher and your faculty mentor will help you learn skills in early learning that you can apply  immediately to a job in Central Oregon. Learn more.