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: Carter County Health Department 405 South Washington Ardmore, OK 73401

Contact: Brooke Pruitt, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (580) 223-9705

Fax: (580) 223-8736

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.

HeatherP@health.ok.gov

Parents as Teachers

Get connected with a family support program staffed by specially trained professionals who teach parenting skills and child developments, as well as ways to reduce stress and nurture your child. We can connect you to other resources in your community in order to meet your family's needs.

Address: Carter County Health Department 405 South Washington Ardmore, OK 73401

Contact: Julie Williamson

Telephone: (580) 223-9705

Fax: (580) 223-8736

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

Enrollment Criteria: Pregnant women, moms, dad, and guardians of young children birth to Kindergarten.

JulieXW@health.ok.gov

Other services for young children in your community

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: Carter County Health Department - SoonerStart 405 South Washington Ardmore, OK 73401

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (580) 223-9705

Fax: (580) 223-8736

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.

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov

WIC PLUS+

WIC PLUS+ is a program for families that combines 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 strengthen family relationships.

Address: 405 South Washington Ardmore, OK 73401

Contact Name: Child Development Specialist, Child Guidance

Telephon: 580-223-9705

Fax: 580-223-8736

Enrollment Criteria: Must be enrolled in WIC

childguidance@health.ok.gov