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 well as work on child safety and development.

Address: Canadian County Health Department 100 South Rock Island El Reno, OK 73036

Contact: Amanda Hedrick, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 262-0042

Fax: (405) 262-2800

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

Central Oklahoma Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

Address: Oklahoma City-County Health Department 921 Northeast 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Contact: Jenny Belew or Ali Wilke

Telephone: (405) 425-4406

Fax: (405) 419-4209

Website: http://www.occhd.org/community/fetal-and-infant-mortality-review

Enrollment Criteria: Recent infant loss; voluntary participation. FIMR attempts to conduct a home interview with all families who have lost an infant.



Helps families in locating and navigating appropriate resources regarding health, social, and educational services for children and youth with special needs within their community.

State Office: 1100 NE 13th Street Oklahoma City, Ok 73117

Adress: Staff are home-based, Address unavailable

Contact: Janet Wilson

Telephone: (405) 556-1469 (mobile)

Website: http://oumedicine.com/soonersuccess

Enrollment Criteria: Serving families who have children with special needs, birth to 21 years of age, with free resource and referral information. No diagnostic criteria or income requirements. Any family with a child having developmental disabilities, chronic medical or mental health issues or those at risk for abuse and neglect will be assisted.


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: Canadian County Health Department - SoonerStart 100 South Rock Island El Reno, OK 73036

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 262-0042

Fax: (405) 262-2800

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

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

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



WIC PLUS+ is a program for families that comines WIC visits with the support of Child Development Specialist and the Parent Line. You will have the chance to ask questions about your child's development, learn about their skills and abilities, understand social emotional development and learn how to promote healthy behaviors that strenthen family relationships.

Address: 100 South Rock Island El Reno, OK 73036

Contact Name: Child Development Specialist, Child Guidance

Telephone: 405-262-0042

Fax: 405-262-2800

Enrollment Criteria: Must be enrolled in WIC