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Early Childhood Program

The Early Childhood Program provides resources and coordination for preventive health and safety services to children, families, and early childhood caregivers; as well as serving in collaborative partnerships with other state agencies and organizations

Target Population: Newborn – 8 years, parents, community members, and early childhood caregivers

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 Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR)
    • Provides ongoing support for the implementation of the OKFutures Strategic Plan and serves as Oklahoma’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council
    • Administers the Oklahoma Clearinghouse for Early Childhood Success. The Clearinghouse promotes well-being for children and their families by building an evolving definition of quality, fast-tracking innovation, implementing research-informed practice and practice-informed research to support and improve early childhood systems and maximizing public/private partnerships.
  • The Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD)
    • Supports individuals who work in licensed child care facilities throughout Oklahoma
    • Has an online system that recognizes and documents professional development in the early care and education field (Oklahoma Professional Development Registry)

Additional Resources


Contact Information

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

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8085

 

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