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About Child Care Partners

Child Care Partners provides child care referral services and resources in Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties in Oregon.

We are one of 13 community-based Child Care Resource and Referral Networks in Oregon receiving state funding. Meet our staff, read our history.

Our guide, Types of Child Care in Oregon, explains:

  • Some advantages and disadvantages of the different types of child care
  • How to get licensed / listed as a child care provider
  • Not all child care providers must to be licensed

We Serve...

Parents and Families

We provide free child care referrals, information about types of child care and how to evaluate child care quality. Find child-friendly events, workshops, and classes in Oregon's Columbia Gorge region.

Child Care Providers

Providers who join our referral network receive free referrals from parents looking for child care.

Our services include information on how to get licensed/listed as an Oregon child care provider, professional development opportunities, and technical assistance, mentoring and problem-solving with workers.


Employers can receive free child care consultations and referrals to services that support families and child care and education workers.

We provide worklife, tax credits and other information for employers including education, data, and regulations. We also participate and plan with early childhood committees, Commission on Children and Families and other local agencies.