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

Contact: Amanda Hedrick, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 282-3485

Fax: (405) 282-5389

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

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

Sooner SUCCESS

Helps families in locating and navigating appropriate resources regarding health, social, and educational services for children and youth with special needs within their community.

State Office: 1100 NE 13th Street Oklahoma City, Ok 73117

Address: Staff are home-based, Address unavailable

Contact: Brandy Parks

Telephone: (405) 282-5928

Website: http://oumedicine.com/soonersuccess

Enrollment Criteria: Serving families who have children with special needs, birth to 21 years of age, with free resource and referral information. No diagnostic criteria or income requirements. Any family with a child having developmental disabilities, chronic medical or mental health issues or those at risk for abuse and neglect will be assisted.

brandy-parks@ouhsc.edu

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

Syaye 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

United Community Action Program Inc. 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: 2700 South Division Guthrie, OK 73044

Contact:

Local: Sherry Wilcox

Agency: Kim Rice

Telephone: (405) 282-1257

Fax: (405) 282-5247

Website: www.ucapinc.org

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.

guthriehs@ucapinc.org , krice@ucapinc.org