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: Payne County Health Department 1321 West 7th Avenue Stillwater, OK 74074

Contact:  Melissa Heibel, State Nurse Consultant

Telephone: (405) 372-8200 ext. 290

Fax: (405) 743-2619

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.

MelissaH@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

Website:

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

Circle of Parents

 

Circle of Parents offers the opportunity to participate in weekly, bimonthly or monthly meetings with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop and practice new parenting skills, learn about community resources and give and receive support. Groups are parent-led with the support of a trained group facilitator. They are conducted in a confidential and non-judgmental manner, are free of charge and provide developmentally appropriate children's programs or child care concurrent with the parent group meetings.

 

Address: 1321 West 7th Avenue Stillwater, OK 74074

Contact Name: Kendra Smith

Telephone: 405-372-8200

Enrollment Criteria: Anyone acting in a parenting role or as a child's primary caregiver is eligible to participate in Circle of Parents

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: Payne County Health Department - SoonerStart 1321 West 7th Street Stillwater, OK 74074

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 372-8200

Fax: (405) 743-2619

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

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: 1202 South West Street Stillwater, OK 74074

Contact: Local: Leanne Knight Agency: Kim Rice

Telephone: (405) 377-1519

Fax: (405) 377-0368

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.

krice@ucapinc.org, tillwatesehs@ucapinc.org

WIC PLUS+

WIC PLUS+ is a program for families that combines WIC visits with the support of Child Development Specialist and the Parent Line. You will have the chance to ask questions about your child's development, learn about their skills and abilities, understand social emotional development and learn how to promote healthy behaviors that strengthen family relationships.

Address: 1321 West 7th Avenue

Contact Name: Child Development Specialist, Child Guidance

Telephone: 405-372-8200

Fax: 405-743-2619

Enrollment Criteria: Must be enrolled in WIC

 

childguidance@health.ok.gov