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Children First

Pregnancy and Parenting

The Children First Program can teach you the things you need to know about being pregnant. Also, it teaches you the skills you need to be a good parent. This program is community-based and offers public health nurse home visitation to families who are expecting their first child.  The program is voluntary and does not replace your health care provider or family doctor.

Qualifications for Enrollment

  • Must be enrolled by the end of the 28th week of pregnancy
  • Must be parenting a child for the first time
  • Must meet federal income guidelines.

Personal Care

Home visits are a key part of the Children First program. Nurses give personal care to you and your baby during your pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life. Activities provided by nurses try to involve everyone in raising the baby.

The nurses focuses on:

  • Personal Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Adult Living Skills
  • Parenting Skills


Enrolled families receive the services listed below at no cost:

  • child growth evaluations
  • parenting education
  • nutrition education
  • health and safety information
  • access to other services for health, mental health, child care and job training 

To sign up for Children First Please call Brooke at 580-223-9705


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