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FamilyEarly Childhood Comprehensive Systems

The purpose of the State Maternal and Child Health Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Grant Project is to assist States and territories in their efforts to build and implement Statewide Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems that support families and communities in their development of children to become healthy and ready to learn at school entry. These systems must address the five critical components of early childhood systems development identified in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Health. They are:

1) Access to health insurance and a medical home
2) Mental health and social-emotional development
3) Early care and education/child care
4) Parenting education
5) Family support

In Oklahoma, the early childhood system has been developed through collaborative partnerships with other state agencies and organizations, working in conjunction with the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness, now known as Smart Start Oklahoma.

For more information contact the Maternal and Child Health Service, Child and Adolescent Health Division at (405) 271-4471.

Recommended Links:

Smart Start Oklahoma: www.smartstartok.org

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Early Education: http://nrckids.org/

Center for Early Childhood Professional Development: www.cecpd.org

American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org

Contact Information:
Child and Adolescent Health Division
1000 Northeast Tenth Street, Rm. 903
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-4471
e-mail: Ann Benson, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.-C.N.P.

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