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boy using toy blocksChild Care Warmline

1-888-574-5437

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


Interesting Facts
Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses, from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, the flu, hepatitis A, and most types of infectious diarrhea.

To minimize the germs passed around your family, make regular hand washing a rule for everyone, especially: * before eating and cooking * after using the bathroom * after cleaning around the house * after touching animals, including family pets * before and after visiting or taking care of any sick friends or relatives * after blowing one's nose, coughing, or sneezing * after being outside (playing, gardening, walking the dog, etc.)

Sources:www.kidshealth.org and www.cdc.gov


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