Developmental Resources

Central Oklahoma Healthy Start Initiative
405-427-3200
3017 N. Martin Luther King Ave., OKC, OK 73111
https://communityhealthok.org/healthy-start-initiative-okc/

This voluntary program provides services and support women of childbearing age, pregnant women, mothers and their babies, infants and children up to age two years, and expecting fathers or father of a child under the age of two.

Services and support provided include:

  • Parenting education
  • Pregnancy education
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Relationship development and support
  • Reproductive life planning
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Home visits
  • Community service

They also connect families with needed community services such as:

  • Insurance enrollment assistance
  • Referrals to doctors/clinics so mothers and children can get proper medical care
  • Referrals for food assistance
  • Referrals for job training
  • Parenting programs
  • Nutrition and feeding counseling

Children First Program
405-271-7611
1000 NE 10th Str., Room 706, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
https://www.ok.gov/health/Community_&_Family_Health/Family_Support_and_Prevention_Service/Children_First_Program/

Children First, Oklahoma's Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary family support program that offers home visitation services to mothers expecting their first child.  Upon enrollment, a public health nurse works with the mother in order to increase her chances of delivering a healthy baby.  In addition, the nurse will educate the mother about child safety and child development.  The nurse can also connect the mother to needed services in her community such as childcare, housing and job/educational programs.

Early Birds
Smart Start Central Oklahoma
405-286-2734
2401 N.W. 115th Terrace, Building G, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
http://www.earlybirdsok.org/

Parents of young children can sign up for this free one-time class. Participants will receive developmental information along with new books and toys for their children.

Easter Seals
405-239-2525
www.eastersealsok.org

FIMR (Fetal and Infant Mortality Review)
OKC-County Health Department
405-425-4406
www.occhd.org/community

J.D. McCarty Center
405-307-2800
2002 E. Robinson, Norman, OK, 73071
Mon- Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (In-house 24/7)

Provides services for children with developmental disabilities, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, psychological services, nutritional counseling, medical services, comprehensive evaluations, respite care, and independent living training.

Metropolitan Library System
www.metrolibrary.org/  

Find the library nearest you for fun story times and access to lots of books!

NorthCare Children's Services
405-858-2700
4436 N.W. 50th , OKC, OK 73112
Call for appointment
www.northcare.com  

Diagnostic and evaluation services, outpatient treatment, emergency services, case management, intensive home-based services, day treatment, respite care, therapeutic foster care, that will help young people with behavioral, emotional, and mental problems. Under age 18.

NorthCare (SafeCare Program)
405-858-2700
4436 N.W. 50th, OKC, OK 73112
Call for appointment
www.northcare.com

SafeCare is a clinical outcome program designed to help families meet the health, safety, and well-being needs of their young children. Families who have at least one child the age of 5 or younger, who live in Oklahoma County or Cleveland County, and who do not have a child welfare investigation with DHS, qualify for this program.

 

Oklahoma Family Network
405-271-5072 / 1-800-871-5072
800 N.E. 15th St., Ste. 315, OKC, OK 73104
www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org  

The Oklahoma Family Network (OFN) is Oklahoma's parent to parent resource for those who are raising children with special health or disability needs. The OFN offers a mentoring program to aid such parents through parent-to-parent mentorship. Learn about resources and share experiences with other parents of children with these special needs.

Parent Promise
405-232-2500
915 N. Robinson Ave., OKC, OK 73102
www.parentpromise.org

Parent Promise offers a variety of programs to help parents provide a loving, healthy home for their children, and to help everyone provide a safe, nurturing community for children to grow. Home visitation programs to strengthen families using protective factors:

  • Nurturing and attachment
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Support for parents
  • Community and parenting education classes
  • Community awareness and outreach
  • Proven effective educational classes to prevent child abuse

Sooner Start
405-271-8333
http://sde.ok.gov/sde/soonerstart

If child is showing signs of a delay, Sooner Start will provide in-depth screening and developmental services to ensure that the child is ready to enter school at grade level.

Sooner Success
http://soonersuccess.ouhsc.edu/

Support for families who have a child with a disability.

Special Olympics
1-800-722-9004
6835 S. Canton Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136
www.sook.org

An international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disability to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Persons who have developmental delays, intellectual disability. 

 

For additional assistance, email smartparents@occc.edu .