Who We Are

Who We Are

Inclusive Partners is a statewide program. We are funded through the Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division, and Oregon’s Department of Human Services. We are a program that supports inclusive practices in child care settings.

We work with child care providers caring for children who need additional accommodations to support inclusive care. We offer these supports for children and youth from birth through age 17. Families, child care providers and other partners are able to make requests for our assistance at no cost.

Inclusive Partners helps to promote and support inclusive practices by offering technical assistance / consultation services, a financial supplement (see DHS Eligibility Requirements), and professional development opportunities for providers.

Melinda Benson

Program Coordinator

Sieu Inac

Inclusion Specialist

Abby Scott

Inclusion Support Specialist

Erin Tamblyn

Inclusion Specialist

Trish Roussel

Inclusion Specialist

Our Vision

In every Oregon community, all children, youth and their families have quality inclusive child care options.

Our Mission

Preserve access to child care settings for children with specialized needs by supporting child care providers in their work.

How We Help

Our Core Values

  • All children are children first, regardless of ability
  • Families, child care providers and partners bring unique knowledge, expertise, and diversity
  • Inclusion benefits all children in community settings
  • Services are provided in a knowledgeable and professional manner
  • Individualized services are responsive to the unique capabilities of children, youth, and their families
  • Communication with families, child care providers and others is positive, respectful, and sensitive to individual situations
  • All children need enhanced quality and developmentally appropriate practices
  • Services are responsive to the concerns, culture and values of Oregon’s diverse communities and geographic areas
  • Active partnerships, collaboration and coordination with state and community service systems promote quality experiences

Contact Us

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(866) 837-0250



© Inclusive Partners, 2020

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