Home-Based Parenting Programs

Children First, Oklahoma’s Nurse-Family Partnership

Voluntary family support program that offers home visitation services to mothers expecting their first child. A public health nurse works with mother to increase her chances of delivering a healthy baby, as Description well as work on child safety and development.

Address: Beaver County Health Department P.O. Box 520 Beaver, OK 73932

Contact: Amanda Hedrick, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (580) 625-3693

Fax: (580) 625-3680

Website: http://www.ok.gov/health

Enrollment Criteria:The new mother must be less than 29 weeks pregnant, be expecting her first child and meet the same income eligibility criteria as WIC and Medicaid. 


Other services for young children in your community

Opportunities, Inc.

Address: 117 West Russworm Watonga, OK 73772

Contact: Brenda Kurtz

Telephone: (580) 623-7283

Fax: (580) 623-7290

Website: www.opportunities-inc.org

Enrollment Criteria: Family with child age prenatal to three and/or age 3-5 living at or below 100% of the federal poverty line; or child age prenatal to 3 and/or age 3-5 with disability, of homeless family or of family receiving public assistance. 


SoonerStart Early Intervention

Services include evaluation services, case management, family training, counseling, and home visits, certain health services, nursing & nutrition services, occupational, physical, and speech- language therapy, and special instruction. Can be provided in home or at daycare.

Address: Texas County Health Department - SoonerStart 1410 North East Street Guymon, OK 73942

Contact: Karlen Burton, Jessica Egger

Telephone: (580) 338-8544

Fax: (580) 338-0858

Website: http://ok.gov/sde/soonerstart

State Lead: Mark Sharp, Executive Director, Special Education Services

Qualification Criteria: Developmentally delayed infants and toddlers birth – 36 months.