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The Warmline for Oklahoma Child Care Providers offers free telephone consultation to child care providers on numerous topics of concern.  Consultants can also refer providers to appropriate services and resources within their communities.

 A Consultant Can Help:

  • Clarify a problem
  • Provide information, included printed materials, if available
  • Help generate ideas and solutions
  • Offer guidance on developmentally appropriate practices
  • Provide referrals to meet individual needs and requests
  • Direct providers to relevant resources to assist with a concern
  • Provide follow-up when needed

Consultants answer the Warmline Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. or click here.  Messages left after hours will be answered as
soon as a consultant is available.  Questions can also be emailed

Automated Topic Library:

Pre-recorded messages on a variety of topics related to child care, health, and development are available on the Warmline 24 hours a day or click here
If you would like a complete list of the 1,500 topics available, call the Warmline  at 1-888-574-5437 or submit your request by email.


Child Guidance Service
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, Ok.  73117-1299
(405) 271-4477





Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I avoid tick and mosquito bites?
A: 1. Avoid outdoor activities when mosquitos are most active during the early morning and early evening. 2. Use tick and mosquito repellant according to the instructions on the label. 3. Avoid tall grass or brush when hiking, biking, or walking. 4. Wear light colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts, and pants to make ticks easier to see and lessens exposure to skin.

Q: How do I remove a tick from myself, family members, or pets?
A: 1. Use tweezers or a tissue to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible. 2. Use gentle, steady pressure to pull the tick from the skin, trying not to twist or jerk the tick as you pull. 3. DO NOT squeeze the tick's body before, during, or after removal. 4. Wash your hands with soap and water after removing the tick. 5. Write the date of the tick bite on the calendar and call the doctor if you develop a fever within 14 days.

Interesting Facts
Ticks and Mosquitos are small insects that carry very serious diseases.

With one bite ticks can transmit: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrilichiosis, and Tularemia.

With one bite mosquitos can transmit: West Nile Virus, Malaria, Chikungunya, and Dengue Fever.

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