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Child Care Warmline
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:
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
Automated Topic Library:
Effective September 1, 2017, the pre-recorded phone topics are no longer available. All topics can still be accessed here.
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Child Guidance Service
Q: How can child care providers support healthy brain development?
A: Place children in small groups. Ratios are not only important for children's safety, but also their development. Q: How can child care providers support healthy brain development?
A: Assign children to one primary caregiver. Stable, consistent relationships are critical for healthy brain development. Q: How can child care providers support healthy brain development?
A: Avoid high staff turnover. Being a supportive program director and providing adequate training opportunities can help reduce staff turnover, which also reduces children's anxiety about frequent caregiver changes. Q: How can child care providers support healthy brain development?
A: Encourage parent participation in child care activities. Communication and consistency between home and child care are very important when helping a child adjust and develop.
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