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: Washington County Health Department 5121 Southeast Jacquelyn Lane Bartlesville, OK 74006

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 335-3005

Fax: (918) 335-3012

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

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

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