Portland's Child Care Waitlist

FOR PARENTS
Apply online to join a waitlist at Portland's top care providers Apply Now >
FOR CENTERS
Simplify how you manage tours & waitlists with our intuitive tools Child Care Software >

Your Waitlist, Simplified

As a parent, it's hard work to find great care for your infant, toddler, or preschooler. Research, tours, applications, waitlists...your search can feel like a full-time job.

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PDX Waitlist makes it easy to apply for child care

Schedule a Tour
Register for a tour at your favorite child care providers in just a few clicks Find a Tour >
Join a Waitlist
Apply to multiple providers from any device in 5 minutes using your credit card Apply Now >
Know Where You Stand
Get regular updates about your place on all of your waitlists
Check Your Position >

Intuitive Software for Child Care Providers

Automate how you manage your tours and waitlists, and spend more time doing the work you love

  • Simple: Find families instantly with our powerful search
  • Fast: Process new applications in under a minute
  • Mobile: Optimized for modern parents
  • Secure: Our web and database encryption keeps your information safe
  • Free and premium plans affordable for any size center

Watch our two minute demo

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Is your center located outside of Portland? No problem! PDX Waitlist is available to any child care center in the USA.

What Providers Are Saying

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Using PDX Waitlist is really intuitive and basically organizes itself. Parents do all the work of putting in their data and I just click a few buttons to find what I need. It's rare that I have time to be at my desk, so the fact that PDX Waitlist minimizes paperwork is great because it gives me more time to work with my staff and be in our classrooms.

- Brent Friedlander, Site Director
Joyful Noise CDC

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I was giving a tour the other day and talking about how easy PDX Waitlist makes the application process when a parent told me, "I'm already on that site and it's so nice to have everything in one place." I hadn't realized PDX Waitlist would actually be a selling point for our center.

- Allison Delorey, Site Director
Growing Seeds

This website has completely streamlined how we manage our waitlist, and is a life changing improvement compared to the old Excel sheet we were using. It has saved me so much time by eliminating data entry, and it's super easy to navigate. I couldn't imagine running a waitlist any other way.

- Sarah Winters, Admin. Asst.
Growing Seeds

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As an in-home provider, I've created just about every system I need to use, but PDX Waitlist took that off my plate as far as enrollment's concerned. I didn't realize how much time that would save me. Plus, they check in regularly to see if I need something or to add new features based on feedback from all of the providers on the site – it's fabulous and I tell everyone I know about it.

- Jennifer Loring, Director
Stumptown Kids Preschool

Our Story

Raising our own little girl in Portland, OR, we had various child care plans fall through during her first few years of life and found ourselves in the application & waitlist cycle again and again. Each time, we had no idea whether any of the waitlists we were on would pan out in time, and that uncertainty was stressful.

After meeting with several local child care providers, we realized that managing waitlists was challenging for them as well, and that's when the idea for our app was born.

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