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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

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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
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, Ok.  73117-1299
(405) 271-4477


Frequently Asked Questions
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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