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: Ottawa County Health Department 1930 North Elm Miami, OK 74354

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 540-2481

Fax: (918) 540-2486

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.

MicheleW@health.ok.gov

Other services for young children in your community

Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency

Address: 856 East Melton Drive, Suite C. P.O. Box 603 Jay, OK 74346

Contact: Doug Spillman

Telephone: (918) 253-4291 ext. 13

Fax: (918) 253-6059

Website: www.neocaa.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.

dspillman@neocaa.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: Craig County Health Department - SoonerStart 115 East Delaware Vinita, OK 74301

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 256-7531

Fax: (918) 256-3823

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