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Parenting your children is the most important job you will ever have, and possibly the most difficult. Fortunately, there are many helpful resources available to provide you with information on child development and successful parenting techniques.

Your child is priceless but paying for good child care can be a struggle. In fact, child care is probably the second largest expense in your budget after rent or mortgage. 

Depending on your income, family size and number of children needing care, you may be eligible to receive Department of Human Services (DHS) assistance in paying for licensed child care in programs that have contracts with DHS. For more information on child care assistance, click here.

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More Parent Resources

  • OKDHS Live!, website to check eligibility for Food Benefits or SoonerCare Medicaid. You may also use this website to renew your eligibility for SNAP, SoonerCare or Child Care Subsidy or to apply for these benefits.

  • SoonerCare, 1-800-987-7767, health care coverage administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority that determines financial eligibility for the program.

  • SoonerStart, Oklahoma's early intervention program serving children birth to 3 years old. Contact a SoonerStart representative in your area.

  • 211 Oklahoma, call 2-1-1, information and referrals to community services.

  • Safe Kids Oklahoma, car seat installation and education, discounted car seats to families who qualify. 

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