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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





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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