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

Northwest Family Services, Inc. – Family Building Blocks – parentPRO-Parents as Teachers

Get connected with a family support program staffed by specially trained professionls 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: 620 Flynn Street Alva, OK 73717

Contact: Brenda Rose

Telephone: (580) 327-2900

Fax: (580) 327-1337

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

http://www.northwestfamily.net

Enrollment Criteria: Pregnant women, moms, dads, and guardians of young children birth to kindergarten

brenda@northwestfamily.net

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