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: Lincoln County Health Department 101 Meadow Lane Chandler, OK 74834

Contact: Amanda Hedrick, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 258-2640

Fax: (405) 258-2696

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

Other services for young children in your community

Central Tribes of the Shawnee Area Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start

Children in Head Start/Early Head Start take part in a variety of activities that help them grow mentally, socially, physically, and emotionally. The children get free health care, including medical and dental exams and immunizations, as well as healthy meals and snacks. They offer a wide range of educational & social services.

Address: 1535 North McKinley Avenue Shawnee, OK 74801

Contact: Teresa Lehman

Telephone: (405) 275-4870

Fax: (405) 275-9684

Enrollment Criteria: Family with child age prenatal to three and/or age 3-5 living at or below 100% of the federal poverty line; or child age prenatal to 3 and/or age 3-5 with disability, of homeless family or of family receiving public assistance.

teresal@ctsaheadstart.org

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Early Head Start

Children in Head Start/Early Head Start take part in a variety of activities that help them grow mentally, socially, physically, and emotionally. The children get free health care, including medical and dental exams and immunizations, as well as healthy meals and snacks. They offer a wide range of educational & social services.

Address: R.R.1 Box 721 3524 West 76th Road Perkins, OK 74059

Contact: Misty Horne

Telephone: (405) 547-2402

Fax: (405) 547-1105

Website: www.iowanation.org

Enrollment Criteria: Family with child age prenatal to three and living at or below 100% of the federal poverty line; or child age prenatal to 3 with disability, of homeless family or of family receiving public assistance.

mhorne@iowanation.org

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: Logan County Health Department - SoonerStart 215 Fairgrounds Road, Suite A Guthrie, OK 73044

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 282-3485

Fax: (405) 282-5389

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