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SoonerStart/Early Intervention

Your child's first three years of life are an amazing time of growth and learning. Sometimes children have special needs or health issues that may put them at risk for a developmental delay. They might just need an extra boost.

SoonerStart is Oklahoma's Early Intervention program for families of infants and toddlers birth to 36 months who have developmental delays.

SoonerStart can help you:

  1. Learn about and enhance your child's development
  2. Find information and community resources
  3. Connect with parent-to-parent support networks

SoonerStart services are provided by qualified personnel such as child development specialists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, registered dieticians, speech and language pathologists, social workers, resource coordinators and many others.

SoonerStart can help you and your child learn new skills that will make a lifetime of difference. Children learn and develop through being with their families, friends and others in their life. We can help your family find opportunities for valuable learning within your child's daily routines such as playtime, mealtime, or bedtime.

Who's Eligible

Infants and toddlers through 36 months of age who have developmental delays or have a physical or mental condition (such as Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.) which will most likely cause a developmental delay.


Services are offered at no charge to families. This program is mandated by federal and state law and is funded through various state and federal sources.

Natural Environment

SoonerStart services may be provided in the child's home or daycare, and could extend to other settings within the community.


SoonerStart services may include:
    -diagnostic and evaluation services
    -case management
    -family training, counseling and home visits
    -certain health services
    -nursing services
    -nutrition services
    -occupational, physical and speech-language therapy
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For more information contact:

Canadian County Health Department
100 S Rock Island
El Reno, OK 73036
(405) 262-0042

1023 E Vandament
Yukon, OK 73099
(405) 354-4872

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