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Here at INTO OSU, we are committed to supporting your participation in our educational programs. If you are expecting a newborn child soon, or if you are a parent, please read this page to learn more about resources available for you.
INTO OSU supports an academic success of pregnant students. Please use the Step-by-Step guideline below to receive appropriate accommodations.
Find a doctor and get a note from them stating:
Send the doctor's note to:
Make an appointment with Family Resource Center to ask about:
Make an appointment with INTO OSU staff for any additional support.
Please use the guidelies to help you be successful in your journey to become a parent.
Please try to make medical appointments outside of class time. Look at the syllabus for each of your classes and locate inportant dates such as test days. Please try to avoid making appointments during those times. This will give you the best chance of passing your classes that term.
Communication with Your Teachers
Talk to your teachers about how much class you will miss and when you will be absent. If your teachers know about your situation, they can help you plan and complete your work.
Absences and Make-up Work
Your absences will be excused for as long as your doctor says it is necesarry. Your teachers will work with you to make-up participation points, in-class work, quizzes, or tests.
Your spouse may need to go to medical appointments with you. Spouses who are also students should also speak to their teachers if they plan to miss class because of an appointment. Their absences will also be excused if they have a doctor's note, and their teachers will give them time to make-up participation points, in-class work, quizzes or tests missed.
Child care is when children are supervised and cared for by a person other than a parent or caregiver. If you plan to have a child while you study at OSU, or if you already have a child, please read this page carefully and contact the Senior Coordinator for Care and Conduct for any further assistance.
Under the Oregon State Laws, the minimum age at which children may be left at home alone is 10 years old. If you leave your children who are under 10 years old alone, you can get arrested. For more information, please check out the Leaving Your Child Home Alone website.
Car Safety Seats
When riding in a car, children need to be in an approved safety seat or booster seat until they are 4'9" tall (approx. 150 cm) or 8 years old. It's dangerous and illegal for a child to ride in a car without a safety seat. Watch this video and learn more about a car safety seat for your child.
The Corvallis Fire Department does free car seat inspections once a month at their location downtown.
400 NW Harrison Blvd. Corvallis, OT 97330
Children under the age of 16 must wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. It is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.
This video shows you 1) how to find a properly-fitted helmet for your child, and 2) how to properly wear a helmet.
There are different types of child care, such as babysitters/nannies, preschool, and child care centers.
Babysitters/nannies are the one who comes to your home and look after your child.
Preschool is a school for children usually under 5 years old who are too young for kindergarten.
Child care center is a nursery to supervise children during the day.
How can I find a day care center for my children?
It can be difficult and expensive to find space in a child care center in Corvallis. Many centers are full and have a waiting list of 6 months to 1 year. You can find a list of local child care centers, preschools, and community activities for children by accessing the Family Resource Center website. For child care centers, it's best to call them early to get on their waiting lists.
How can I find a babysitter for my children?
Care.com is a place where you can search for babysitters, nannies, child care, and more. OSU students have free access to it. Create an account with your ONID email address.
In the U.S., we believe both men and women should have the same right. It is okay for men to stay at home to take care of their child while their wife is working or studying.
Watch the video to learn more about gender roles and stereotypes.
Children aged 5 or older as of September 1st each year can enroll in the public school system, When you arrive and have an address in Corvallis, find the local school in your neighborhood and go there to ask about enrolling your children.
This center provides support and services around child and elder care. They host events, offer drop-off child care on campus, and much more! This is a great place to visit when you arrive at OSU to help get connected to all the available resources for your family. On their website, you will find:
1030 SW Madison Ave.
IMG provides opportunities for international mothers to learn and discuss the following.
This is also a great place for you to practice English, build community, and support each other. Free child care is provided during meetings for children under 5 years old.
A doula is a specialist with experience in caring for pregnant women during pregnancy, labor, and post partum. The doula helps pregnant women physically, mentally, and emotionally to handle the labor process, and to advise women after on how to care for theid child.
Fee will be deicided between you and the doula. Please contact her by phone or email.
Mona Al Habashy
Benton Community Health Center provides high quality medical care that you can afford. You can use the Health Center even if you do not have health insurance. Services are not free. A nominal fee must be paid at each visit. You may qualify for a discount based on income (sliding fee scale). Patiens can get low-cost medicines at the Health Center pharmacy.
A variety of medical services are available for college students and their families as well. The language support will be provided.
Please call for an appointment. There are three locations.
Benton Health Center
530 NW 27th Street, Corvallis, OR 97339
Phone (541) 766-6835
Lincoln Health Center
121 SE Viewmont Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone (541) 766-3546
Monroe Health Center
600 Dragon Drive, Monroe, OR 97456
Phone (541) 847-5143