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: Craig County Health Department 115 East Delaware Vinita, OK 74301

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 256-7531

Fax: (918) 256-3823

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

Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency

Address: 856 East Melton Drive, Suite C. P.O. Box 603 Jay, OK 74346

Contact: Doug Spillman

Telephone: (918) 253-4683

Fax: (918) 253-6059

Website: www.neocaa.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: Craig County Health Department - SoonerStart 115 East Delaware Vinita, OK 74301

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 256-7531

Fax: (918) 256-3823

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

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

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