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 supports 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 insurance enrollment assistance, referrals to doctors/clinics, food assistance, 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/

For mothers-to-be expecting their first baby, who are less than 28 weeks pregnant and who want to learn all they can about becoming a parent. This voluntary, client-centered program is tailored to meet individual needs. The program provides in-home visits by a nurse. Participants learn about pregnancy, fetal development, what to expect during labor and delivery, breast-feeding or bottle-feeding, how to give baby a bath, and how to begin life as a parent are covered. The nurse will continue to make weekly and bi-weekly visits to weigh and measure the baby and educate expectant mothers learn about the baby’s growth and development to help them through the challenges that every new parent faces.

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

Early Birds is a Smart Start Central Oklahoma program for children ages birth to five. 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/fimr

FIMR examines the factors and issues that influence fetal and infant mortality in a community.  Through education, they aim to inspire community changes that result in more women being healthy when they become pregnant, thereby increasing the chance of having a positive pregnancy outcome. 

 

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)
www.jdmc.org

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 Dental Association - Dentist Listing for Patients with Special Needs
www.okda.org/public/special-needs-patients

Lists potential dental providers for children with special health care needs and children age 0 - 3.

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

Offers one-on-one mentoring for families who have experienced the loss of an infant or child with special needs. 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

Children from birth – 36 months of age with developmental delays or who have a physical or mental condition, which will most likely cause a delay.

  • Diagnostic and evaluation services
  • Family training, counseling, and home visits
  • Nursing services
  • Nutrition services
  • Occupational, physical, psychological, and speech– language therapy
  • Special instruction
  • Vision services
  • No charge

Sooner Success
405-271-6302/1-800-426-2747
OU Health Science Center
940 N.E. 13th St, Ste. 4900, OKC, OK 73104
Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
http://soonersuccess.ouhsc.edu/

  • Provides free statewide information, referrals, and one-on-one assistance in locating available service in Oklahoma for Oklahomans with disabilities and special health concern needs
  • Resources include state and local agencies, organizations, private providers, and other social service and health care programs
  • Assistance with respite care (temporary relief for families or caregivers of a disabled child or children)

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 .