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: Kiowa Couanty Health Department 431 West Elm Hobart, OK 73651

Contact: Jennifer England

Telephone: (580) 726-3316

Fax: (580) 726-5701

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.

JenniferE@health.ok.gov

Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc. – Growing in Family Training (GIFT) – parentPRO- Parents as Teachers

Get connected with a 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 resoureces in your community in order to meet your family's needs.

Address: 901 South Broadway Hobart, OK 73651

Contact: Emma Shandor

Telephone: (580) 726-3383

Fax: (580) 726-3384

Website: http://www.gpccrr.org/

Enrollment Criteria: Pregant women, moms, dads, and guardians with children birth to kindergarten.

emma@gpyfs.org

Other services for young children in your community

Community Nutrition Education Programs – OSU Cooperative Extension Service

Supports nutrition education for the improved health of limited-resource audiences

Address: Comanche County Extension Service 611 SW C Avenue Lawton, OK 73501

Contact: Please Ask for Nutrition Education

Telephone: (580) 355-1176

Fax: (580) 353-5898

Website: http://www.fcs.okstate.edu/cnep/

Enrollment Criteria: For home visitation services, families must meet income eligibility and program guidelines. Participation is voluntary.

LOCATIONS SERVED: Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Greer, Jackson, Kiowa, Stephens, Tillman and Washita Counties

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: Jackson County Health Department - SoonerStart 401 West Tamarack Road Altus, OK 73521-1599

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (580) 482-7308

Fax: (580) 477-2763

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