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: Hughes County Health Department 200 McDougal Drive Holdenville, OK 74848-2811

Contact: Vicki Long, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 379-3313

Fax: (405) 379-7223

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.

VickiL@health.ok.gov

Youth and Family Services for Hughes and Seminole Counties-parentPRO-Parents as Teachers

Get connected with 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: 219 North Wewoka Wewoka, OK 74884

Contact: Shai Alexander

Telephone: (405) 257-5491

Fax: (405) 257-5492

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

http://www.oays.org/programs.htm

Enrollment Criteria: Pregnant Women, moms, dads, and guardians of children birth to kindergarten.

kidsok@sbcglobal.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: Pottawatomie County Health Department - SoonerStart 1904 Gordon Cooper Drive

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 273-2157

Fax: (405) 275-5167

State Lead: Mark Sharp, Executive Director

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

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

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov