You have several ways to get connected to services:

You can look through the services listed below and call the agencies directly.

You can contact us via e-mail or by phone at 1-877-271-7611, and a representative will help you find the services that will best serve you and your family.

You can answer a short questionaire by clicking here and a parentPRO representative will find the services that will best serve you and your family.

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

Contact: Tracie Rochester, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 273-2157 ext. 144

Fax: (405) 275-5167

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.

TracieN@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

Child Guidance Service

Child Guidance staff provides fee-based services that fall into four general categories: Services to Individuals Children and Families, Educational Services to the General Population, Services to professionals, and Community Development.

The Child Guidance program has three professional components designed to interface to provide a continuum of services to build healthy family relationships and enhance child development. These include: Behavioral Health Services, Childhood Development and Parent Education Services, and Speech Language Service.

Address:1904 Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801

Contact Name: Ask for Child Guidance

Telephone: (405) 273-2157

Website: https://www.ok.gov/health/Family_Health/Child_Guidance_Service/index.html

Enrollment Criteria: Child Guidance services are available to families of children birth up to age 13. Services are provided on a sliding scale based on income and number of people in the family. Child Guidance services are covered under SoonerCare.

 

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:1904 Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801

Contact Name:Angie Percival-Porter

Telephone:405-273-2157

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

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

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: 940 NE 13th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Contact: Lori Wathen

Telephone: (405) 431-0709

Website: http://soonersuccess.ouhsc.edu

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.

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

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 273-2157

Website: http://ok.gov/sde/soonerstart

State Lead: Mark Sharp, Executive Director, Special Education Services

Qualification Criteria: Developmentally delayed infants and toddlers birth – 36 months.

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov