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Early Childhood Program

The Early Childhood Program works in collaboration with the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness to lead Oklahoma in coordinating an early childhood system focused on strengthening families and school readiness for all children.  

Early Childhood Resources

  • Preparing for a Lifetime, It's Everyone's Responsibility  Learn what you can do to help ensure the health and safety of Oklahoma's babies.
  • Good Health Handbook (12.8MB pdf) - a valuable tool for childcare providers and parents toward the reduction in the spread of disease, improved nutrition and physical fitness, and increased awareness of health and safety issues
    • The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is an equal opportunity employer, and provider. This publication was authorized by Terry L. Cline, PhD, Commissioner of Health, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Director Ed Lake in accordance with state and federal regulations.  Copies have not been printed but are available for download at or An electronic copy has been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. July 2016

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Peggy Byerly, M.S., Early Childhood Coordinator

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Child and Adolescent Health Division
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Phone: (405) 426-8085

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