Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Helen Gordon Child Development Center

Helen Gordon Child Development Center
1609 SW 12th Avenue


The Helen Gordon Child Development Center is a University-operated service that provides a quality educational laboratory preschool/extended day program for children 4 months to six years of age. The center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Children of PSU students, faculty, and staff are eligible for enrollment in the program. Enrollment is based on the date of application.

As a laboratory preschool/extended day program, the center enables students from education, psychology, and related fields to complete course requirements through observation, practicum, or research activities at the center. Interested students should contact the center’s office.