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Resources that support inclusive child care and out-of-school time programs

The Inclusive Child Care Program (ICCP) keeps a library of community, state and national resources.  These include materials on an array of information and materials supporting inclusive child care and out-of-school time programs.

The current ICCP library includes:

  • Articles, handouts and websites on inclusion values and practices,
  • Materials in English and Spanish on the Americans with Disabilities Act,


  • Brochures and other information on community, state and national mental health, disability and health care resources and programs.

Parents, child care professionals, and others contact us with their questions.  We will try to connect them with materials or publications that apply to their concerns.

Upcoming events and professional development opportunities

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exception Children (DEC) Conference
October 4 – 6, 2017
Click HERE to apply for a Family Scholarhip!  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Complete an Application button.
Family Scholarships cover the cost of conference registration for the family members who apply to attend.

Oregon State University researchers are seeking children 10-16 years old with Developmental Disabilities and their dogs for a 2-week summer camp on the Corvallis campus. Details and contact info at
Click HERE for a flyer.

SPECTRA Gymnastics Summer Camps
Click HERE for more information.

On-going events

Friends and Family ACCESS PLAY @ the Museum.
Click HERE for more information.

Training and Support for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism.
Click HERE for dates, times, and location

Other information

OCCD Statement on American Health Care Act, May 4, 2017

Earned Income Tax Credit:  Click HERE to find out if you are eligible.  The EITC is intended to help low-income families retain needed income and better ensure continued self-sufficiency.

The 2016-17 Oregon Statewide Scholarship Program is now accepting applicants.

Click HERE to read “Preschool Inclusion:  Key Findings from Research and Implications for Policy” published in April 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want some quick information about inclusive child care?   Click here for a list of FAQ’s, Frequently Asked Questions: Inclusive Child Care Program FAQs

 Open Hearts, Open Doors: Providing Inclusive Child Care  

This booklet is available in English and Spanish.  It gives child care providers basic information and tips about inclusive child care.   Parents have also found it helpful.   Many parents have shared copies with current or prospective child care providers.   Print copies are available upon request.  The booklet can be downloaded at:

English  Open-Hearts-Open-Doors

Spanish Corazones Abiertos, Puertas Abiertas

Featured places to visit!
We want to share websites or upcoming classes that we find especially helpful.

  • Little Kids, Big Questions: A ZERO TO THREE Podcast Series on Early Childhood Development This series addresses some of the most common (and challenging) issues facing parents of babies and toddlers, such as: helping a baby learn to sleep through the night; dealing with a picky eater; and learning to set limits on children’s behavior.  These questions—and more—are covered in this series of 12 podcasts, hosted by Ann Pleshette Murphy, a past contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America Parenting Segment and Vice President of the ZERO TO THREE Board of Directors.
  •  California M.A.P. to Inclusion & Belonging: The Making Access Possible Project supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and other special needs ages birth to 21 in child care, after school and community settings. The site includes links that may be of interest in any search for information on inclusive child care and other related topics.
  •  Oregon Kids Healthy and Safe: Oregon Kids: Healthy and Safe (OKHS) helps early care and education professionals provide healthy and safe environments and practices for children in their care. The Oregon Kids: Healthy and Safe (OKHS) project’s goal is to ensure health and safety in early care and education. Credit hours can help meet the Oregon child care licensing training requirement. Check with your local Child Care Resource & Referral agency for training information.

Watch this site for more helpful resources.   We will update it regularly.

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