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: Harper County Health Department P.O. Box 290 Laverne, OK 73848

Contact: Amanda Hedrick, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (580) 921-2029

Fax: (580) 921-2033

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.

AmandaJH@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: Woodward County Health Department - SoonerStart 1631 Texas Avenue Woodward, OK 73801

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (580) 256-6416

Fax: (580) 254-6802

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.

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov