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.

HeatherP@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: 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.

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov