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: Rogers County Health Department 2664 North Highway 88 Unit A Claremore, OK 74017

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 341-3166

Fax: (918) 341-3715

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

Parents as Teachers

Family support program staffed by specially trained professionals who teach parenting skills and child developments, as well as ways to reduce stress and nurture your child. We can connect you to other resources in your community in order to meet your family's needs.

Address: 14902 E School Road

Contact: Cathleen Burkhead

Telephone: (918) 857-6895

Website: www.parentpro.org

Enrollment Criteria: Prenatal to age 5; Families must live in the Verdigris or Justus-Tiawah School District

cburkhead@justustiawah.com

Other services for young children in your community

Cherokee Nation 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: P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465

Contact: Verna Thompson Sheryl McMahan- Thompson

Telephone: (918) 453-5757

Fax: (918) 458-5799

Website: www.Cherokee.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.

headstart@cherokee.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: 2664 North Highway 88 Unit A Claremore, OK

Contact Name:Therena Morris

Telephone: 918-341-3166

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

Community Action Resource & Development, Inc.

Address: 522 West Will Rogers Boulevard P.O. Box 947 Claremore, OK 74018

Contact: Barbara Hankins

Telephone: (918) 341-5000

Fax: (918) 343-3663

Website: www.cardcaa.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.

bhankins@cardcaa.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: Tonda Ames

Telephone: (405) 584-1184 (mobile)

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.

Tonda-Ames@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: Rogers County Health Department - SoonerStart 2664 North Highway 88, Unit A Claremore, OK 74017

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 341-3166

Fax: (918) 341-3715

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

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: 2664 North Highway 88 Unit A Claremore, OK 74017

Contact Name: Child Guidance Specialist, Child Guidance

Telephone: 918-341-3166

Fax: 918-341-3715

Enrollment Criteria: Must be enrolled in WIC

childguidance@health.ok.gov