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: Seminole County Health Department 200 South Brown Wewoka, OK 74884

Contact: Vicki Long, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 382-4369

Fax: (405) 382-0298

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.

VickiL@health.ok.gov

Youth and Family Services for Hughes and Seminole Counties-parentPRO-Parents as Teachers

Get connected with a 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: 219 North Wewoka Wewoka, OK 74884

Contact: Shai Alexander

Telephone: (405) 257-5491

Fax: (405) 257-5492

Website: http://fsps.health.ok.gov http://www.oays.org/programs.htm

Enrollment Criteria: Pregnant women, moms, dads, and guardians of children birth to kindergarten.

kidsok@sbcglobal.net

Other services for young children in your community

Crossroads Youth and Family Services

Address: 1333 West Main Street Norman, OK 73069

Contact: Anthony Stafford

Telephone: (405) 292-6440

Fax: (405) 292-6442

Website: www.crossroadsyfs.com

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.

anthonys@crossroadsyfs.com

Seminole Nation Early Childhood Services

Address: 200 W. Seminole Avenue Seminole, OK 74868

Contact: Robin Horten

Telephone: (405) 382-4106

Fax: (405) 382-4051

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.

rhorton@sno-ncn.gov

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: Pottawatomie County Health Department - SoonerStart 1904 Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801-8698

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 273-2157

Fax: (405) 275-5167

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