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: Jefferson County Health Department 107 East Anderson Avenue

Contact: Brooke Pruitt, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (580) 228-2313

Fax: (580) 228-3200

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

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

State Lead: Mark Sharp Executive Director, Special Education Services

Telephone: (580) 223-9705

Fax: (580) 223-8736

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

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