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: McIntosh County Health Department 211 West Gentry Checotah, OK 74426

Contact: Debbie Rowan, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 473-5416

Fax: (918) 473-1841

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: Okmulgee County Health Department - SoonerStart 1304 R.D. Miller Drive Okmulgee, OK 74447

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 756-1883

Fax: (918) 756-6770

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.