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: Stephens County Health Department 1401 Bois D’Arc Duncan, OK 73533

Contact: Vicki Long, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (580) 252-0270

Fax: (580) 252-5958

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

Other services for young children in your community

Delta Community Action Foundation (Delta 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: 308 Southwest 2nd Lindsay, OK 73052

Contact: Sharon Horton

Telephone: (405) 756-1100

Fax: (405) 756-1104

Website: www.deltacommunityaction.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.

shorton3@windstream.net

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: Grady County Health Department - SoonerStart 2116 Iowa Street Chickasha, OK 73018

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 224-2022

Fax: (405) 224-4877

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