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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

Shelter From the Storm: Supporting Young Children During and

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Oklahoma City Educare, 500 SE Grand Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration

8:30 am – 4:00 pm Workshop

Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be provided.

You know that infants and toddlers can be greatly affected by scary events. Strange sounds, new people, and a shift in routines can create confusion, anxiety, and even a sense of loss for young children affected by a disaster. While little ones cannot always communicate what they are experiencing through their words, they’ll often express their feelings through their behaviors—sometimes creating additional stress for the entire family. What can you do to help?

This training will focus on helping you understand how community disasters may affect young children, and what you, in your role as an early care and education professional, can do to help buffer them from the stress. ZERO TO THREE and Save the Children have partnered to create materials to support you as you work with families in your care who have experienced a disaster. As a part of this training, we will provide you with copies of these new materials. We’ll also explore strategies for using these new materials to help promote community resilience during and after the storm. Won’t you join us?

Our deepest gratitude to the Oklahoma Association of Infant Mental Health (OK-AIMH) and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSA) for their support in arranging this training.

Seats are limited! Click the button below to register today!

If seats are filled, we will place you on a waiting list.

For more information or questions, please contact Shayla Thompson at:  (202) 857-2664; sthompson@zerotothree.org

ADA: If you require special accommodations, please contact: Shayla Thompson at sthompson@zerotothree.org.

*Pending 6 hours of Tier II training approval through Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD)


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Special Announcements
The weather is getting warmer so more children will be playing outside. Here are a few tips to help keep children safe:

-Check playgrounds for safety (hot surfaces, sharp objects, sturdiness, etc.

-Children should wear a helmet and safety gear when biking or skating.

-Keep babies younger than six months old out of direct sunlight.

-Teach children to watch for cars, not to run in the street chasing balls and other items, and to look both ways before crossing streets.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the best time for outside play?
A: The sun's rays are strongest between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and can be dangerous even on cloudy days. Be extra cautious during this time.

Q: When should I apply sunscreen to my child?
A: Thirty minutes before going outside, children should apply sunscreen lotion with an SPF of at least 15, except for infants under six months old.

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