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Children First  

Mother with Smiling BabyThe Children First Program is a voluntary program, offered at no charge, to mothers parenting for the first time. Visits are scheduled with a Registered Nurse at a setting that is convenient for you!

Your nurse provides family support services during pregnancy and after your baby is born - support can last up until your child is two. The program encourages early and continuous prenatal care and personal development.

Enrolled mothers will have regular visits from Registered Nurse. These visits do not take the place of prenatal visits to your OB, but provide additional support and a Register Nurse to talk, ask questions, and discuss concerns with. Children First is a fun program and it is a great way to learn a lot of useful information.


The following services are provided to participating families:

  • Health monitoring
  • Child development assessments
  • Parenting tips
  • Nutrition education
  • Safety information
  • Assistance to find the resources that meet your family's needs

Information on the following topics is included:

  • Labor & delivery
  • Infant care
  • Stress management
  • Baby's development

Enrollment Criteria

  • First-time mom
  • Pregnant women less than 29 weeks gestation
  • Families who meet income eligibility


Children First services are provided by appointment. 

Typically, appointments are scheduled 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, but hours may vary based on the needs of the individual. 

Useful Information

To learn more about the curriculum used by Children First click the icon below.

Children First is a program under Oklahoma's parentPRO program. To learn more about parentPRO, click on icon below.

Nurse Family Partnership

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For more information and/or an appointment, please call:

The Ponca City Kay County Health Department: (580) 762-1641

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